The grand premiere of Bigg Boss 11, hosted by superstar Salman Khan, was aired on Sunday night. Television actress Hina Khan, best-known for her role in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, received a warm welcome like others and it’s a special day for her, as on October 2, she celebrates her 30th birthday. Ahead of her entry into the house, she revealed few details on why she signed the show.
I have been doing Indian television for so long, I want to break that image of me as a bahu. I have seen actors who have done such shows for years and they are never able to come out of that image, she said. Hina was part of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai since its inception (2009) and quit the show just last year.
On Saturday, Hina was declared the first runner-up of reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 8. Her participation was also kept secretive by the makers of Bigg Boss 11 unlike some, who were introduced ahead of the premiere (including Shilpa Shinde). Hina says that Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 boosted her confidence and she’s quite positive about Bigg Boss 11. “Doing Khatron… gave me a lot of confidence, that why not? Zyaada se zyaada I will get eliminated,” she told, adding that Salman Khan was the main reason behind signing the show.