Filmfare Editor Jitesh Pillai Apologizes To Hina Khan After Uproar

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Television actress Hina Khan has been creating quite the buzz with her Cannes debut this year. The stunning actress was at the renown film festival for her film “Lines.” She presented herself with grace and class, representing the Indian film fraternity beautifully. However, Filmfare’s editor, Jitesh Pillai posted a picture of the star with the caption “Cannes has suddenly become Chandivali studios kya?”

Needless to say, Khan was hurt by the statement as were many other stars in the television and film industry. Television stars like Karanvir Bohra, Nia Sharma, Arjun Bijlani and more responded via social media to support their friend and co-star.

Kangana Ranaut’s manager and sister Rangoli Chandel called out Pillai for criticizing the only actress at Cannes for her hard work.

Farah Khan even took a dig at the other stars at Cannes stating that she was the only one there for the “right” reasons, referring to her film. Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Diana Penty, and Huma Qureshi are all representing brands like Grey Goose vodka, L’Oreal or Chopard.

Television actor and host Nakuul Mehta wrote an open letter to Jitesh Pillai on Instagram regarding the hierarchy of the film industry and how television actors are not given the same respect as film actors are. It is a thoughtful piece that is definitely worth the read.

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Overwhelmed by the support, Khan thanked everyone and gave a fitting reply. The television and reality show star is more motivated than before to cultivate her own space in the industry. She has handled the controversy very gracefully.

Pillai eventually took to social media again to give his apology and to explain his intention behind his statement. He wrote that he did not intend to hurt or demean anyone.

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Nila Choudhury
Nila is a freelance journalist and Clinical Psychology Doctoral student who was born and raised in New York City. There is very little she loves more than Harry Potter marathons, pizza, 90s Bollywood, bagels, falooda, and her family. She hopes to use her powers for good by spreading mental health awareness and positivity in the South Asian community through her love of writing.

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