Hina, a contestant in 'Bigg Boss' Hindi said that she'd turned down two south Indian films because directors wanted her to put on weight.

South Indian films want bulging women says TV star Hina Khan Hansika slams her
Flix Social media Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 13:12

Actor Hina Khan, a leading TV star, who is currently a contestant on Bigg Boss Hindi, has ruffled feathers after her comments on the south Indian film industry.

On the show, Hina tells fellow house inmates that she declined two big south Indian films because the directors wanted her to put on weight.

"They want the women to be bulging," she said. "I said ‘no’ to two big south India films because they wanted me to put on weight. They want to see that thul-thula in the saree."

Hina went on to claim that she regretted saying ‘no’ to one of those films which starred Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu. The film she is referring to is probably Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, which became a huge hit.

Hina's comments have not gone down well. Prominent south Indian actor Hansika Motwani tweeted with the hashtag #shamehinakhan and asked how she could degrade the south industry like this.

Hansika said that Hina's claim was "pure bulls***" and that she was very proud to be part of the south industry.

Well-known Tollywood stylist and costume designer Neeraja Kona also slammed Hina Khan's comments and said that she was infuriated to hear such stereotyping.

Recently, Taapsee Pannu's comments on the navel obsession in south Indian cinema also created a huge uproar, with many saying that she had no right to "degrade" south Indian films after making a beginning there. Taapsee later apologised for her comments.

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