For eight long years, she ruled Indian television as the docile beti and bahu. However, when Hina Khan — popular as TV show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’’s Akshara — became a part of ‘Bigg Boss Season 11’, the audience were in for an unexpected twist. For, here was a strong and opinionated woman, who was not afraid of speaking her mind. While many admired her courage and confidence, there were some who felt that she was too arrogant. But Hina, in her own words, ‘doesn’t fear being judged’. In an exclusive chat with Bombay Times, the actress talks about reality shows, romance and future plans.

‘I will hug Shilpa if I bump into her’
Talking about mending fences, what about fellow contestant Shilpa Shinde? In an interview with BT, Shilpa had said that Hina is the only contestant she would not like to meet outside the house. However, Hina says, “If I have to work with Shilpa, I will be okay. I am very professional, I can work with my enemies, too. My habit of forgetting everything is a good quality. Also, none of the contestants are my enemies. Shilpa and I are different people and so is our approach towards life. I won’t be judgmental by saying whose is good or bad. If I bump into her, I am definitely going to say hello to her, hug her and ask how she is doing.”