Bigg Boss 9 Contestant Hina Khan said she’d turned down two south Indian films because directors wanted her to put on weight.


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.”

This certainly created a spark outside the house and Telugu actress Hansika Motwani, in a series of tweets, slammed the TV actress for her ‘shameful remark’.

“What is this supposed to even mean? How can she even degrade south industry like this? Doesn’t she know a lot of Bollywood actors have worked and are working in the south industry! Shame on you Hina Khan for trying to demean us,” read her tweet.

South Indian actress Nakhat Khan, known by her stage name Khushbu Sundar also felt disappointed and wrote: “They need lessons from south on how to be dignified.. That’s why they remain where they are and our girls zoom past them.”
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.