Hina Khan Interview: “There're Attempts Made To Hack My Account Every Other Day”

Mohnish Singh |Feb 07, 2020

Hina Khan is all set to make her Bollywood debut with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s cyber thriller Hacked. The actress talks more about the film in this interview.

Hina Khan does not need an introduction. She kick-started her acting career with Star Plus’ long-running show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. The actress quit the show when she was at the peak of her career and then went on to participate in Salman Khan’s controversial realty show Bigg Boss 11.

Hina Khan is currently in news for her film Hacked. It marks her debut in Bollywood. Directed by renowned filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, the movie hits screens on 7th February. Recently, STARBIZ caught up with Hina Khan and tried to know from her more about her film, her character in it and much more.

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Hina Khan plays a magazine editor in Hacked

The year 2020 is going to be very special for you as you make your silver screen debut with the film Hacked. What do you have to say about it?

It is my debut film, so I am a bit nervous. I have the Friday fear creeping in. The trailer of the film has been receiving good response and it was trending for five days. The expectations of people have increased. We are a little nervous now and I hope people like our film. And I hope people get the message eventually, like it and take the lesson when they go back.

Please tell us something about your film Hacked.

Hacked is a stalker thriller film. It is about a girl Sameera Khanna who is the Chief Editor of a fashion magazine. She is very successful in her professional life, but when it comes to her personal life, she is a bit disturbed. I cannot really tell you much, whatever happens to Sam and this boy comes in her life and how he turns into the psychotic lover and what all he does to her. And what happens after that. You will see the smallest of nuances about what can a hacker actually do. You should definitely watch this film, at least from a point of view where you can take back some learning.

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Hacked in a cyber thriller

What was your first reaction when you read the script?

I was a bit skeptical about whether I should do this film or not. I was very nervous regarding the subject whether it was the right one or not, whether I should do this film or not. I could not understand the film much for the first time like I did the second time. A hacker explained to me about how is it and what all happens and how people suffer for their lives, some people commit suicide, some people never talk about it. It is so sad and insensitive. That’s when I decided that through me and through this film if I wanted to pass a good learning among people, I should take it forward.

Many Bollywood celebrities accounts are being hacked and the film is coming out at the right time.

Accounts are being hacked. There are attempts made to hack my account every other day. Honestly, the hacking I am talking about is serious. There are many ways of hacking where your bank details from your phone, your personal pictures get stolen. There is a lot of stuff. It is a really serious issue if somebody hacks that. So, for this, we have to take precautions on our own. If it a memory, it should be kept very safe rather than keeping it in your phone. So, you got to be a little cautious.

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Hina Khan makes her film debut with the film

After seeing the trailer, one can guess the climax. What are the kinds of elements in the movie apart from the trailer?

The trailer is just the 10% of how the film is. When you will watch the film, you will get to know that we have just shown you a part of the film about what this stalker does. But when you will watch the film, you will get to know that what are all the things that the hacker did.

Have you ever been hacked in your personal life?

I have not been hacked ever, my accounts or anything. People attempt though. I don’t know. Maybe when I meet you the next time you might see me saying that my account has been hacked. But this has not happened till date.

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Hina Khan In A Still From Hacked

How was your experience working with Vikram Bhatt?

Oh, lovely! Yes, he is known for his work, he has made very good films and he is very experienced, to be very honest. He knows what kind of shots he wants. He is very focused and he knows what he wants. I enjoyed working with him. It was such a chilled out shoot and I got to learn so much from him.

How do you look back at your journey from television star to movies?

I think it is progressive. It is good. I am taking baby steps and moving forward in my career. I want that my journey, which has been fruitful till now, should continue in the same way in films too. I want to do good work, good films, good roles which are performance based. It’s just that you need that one right opportunity.

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Hina Khan began her career from television

What would you like to tell your fans about your movie?

I would like to tell audiences that on 7th February 2020 to go and watch Hacked in theatres. You all will love the film. I promise you that.

What do you have to say about the latest season of Bigg Boss?

It’s working for them. It’s amazing the way the person is gaining the numbers. If it’s working for him and if we are watching for them then the story ends there. It’s working because we are seeing it and after that we are the ones who complain that they fight too much but we are the ones who are watching it. If you stop watching it, the numbers will stop rising. You want to watch and you complain about it too, how is it justified? So, either don’t watch it or if you watch it, then don’t complain, simple.

Whom do you see in top 3?

Siddharth, Shehnaz and Rashmi according to me.

In this season, Salman Khan came into house and washed the utensils

I really felt very bad. It was very hard and so nice of him to do it. That shows how humble he is.

>>> Related post: “Hacked” Review: A Cyber Crime Thriller That Lacks Thrill

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