Hina Khan Vs Filmfare Editor Jitesh Pillaai, Chandivali Controversy: Who Lost? Who Gained? The Complete Story

Hina Khan aka Komolika of Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2, who has been ruling the small screen since her Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai days, was amongst the first ones to kick-start  the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival 2019 in French Riviera, yesterday. The actress made her drop-dead appearance in a Ziad Nakad creation. Hina shined like a bright star in a cape sleeve gown with minimal make-up and natural pink lips. Watching her taking the red carpet by storm, her fans couldn’t stop adoring her and consequently showering praises. Even some TV celebrities congratulated Hina on her scintillating appearance.

And then suddenly, we saw a sea of tweets from TV fraternity spraying the social media. Reason? Filmfare Editor Jitesh Pillaai’s had posted comment on the actress’ appearance, which didn’t go down well with the Twitterati. Sharing Hina’s picture from red carpet, Jitesh had written, “Cannes has suddenly become Chandivali studios kya?" The barrage of tweets was so strong that we bet Jitesh must not have even dreamt that a comment on Hina's appearance in Cannes 2019 would invite such wrath against him. READ JITESH'S POST BELOW:

Jitesh Pillaai Instagram Story


Jitesh Pillaai's Instagram Story


Worse, a few of Hina loyalists also initiated a few hashtags like #shameofjitesh, #chandivalitocannes, so that it reaches as many people as it can. And guess what!  Tv actors Karanvir Bohra, Arjun Bijalni, Nia Sharma, Teejay Sidhu, Gauahar Khan and Nakuul Mehta among others slammed Pillaai left, right and centre and told him what he had done was bad in taste.

If you think that Hina deriving empathy from the janta is no big deal, Let us specifically tell you that Farah Khan, Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli, senior journalist Rajeev Masand and even the superstar himself Salman Khan.stood up in Hina's defence.






In the wee hours of morning today, Hina finally responded to Pillai's viewpoint She made him realise, 'she’s here to stay, she works hard and will make her own place'. “I was persistent, I m constant n I will b efficient again n again again. Don’t know where I belong, don’t know if I have to, as d Place don’t define me! Bcause as always I will work my a** off n I will make my own PLACE. My promise, a proud outsider from my Chandiwali studios”


And finally, Pillaai seemed to have realised that it was getting out of hand. The Filmfare Editor took to social media and apologised to the actress. Hina graciously accepted his apology and thanked him for acknowledging her post to him.

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Many questions come to mind. What made Jitesh write that tweet? Why did he choose only Hina? What did Hina derive- empathy/publicity?

A colleague asked me today that why is Hina in Cannes. Pray, don't we need to change our mindsets, irrespective of what Pillaai actually meant?

Why do we consider international events as the be-all and end-all of this world? It's a pure case of 'we are smitten by foreign lands'.

It is clear that Hina won this round and diverted (without any personal effort) more eyeballs on her.

And the 64-million dollar question is: Isn't it time that we stop treating Tellywood as the second cousin of Bollywood? Artistes are artistes be it Tellywood or Bollywood, it take a lot to make a mark. Be it in Chandivali or in Cannes.


Image Source:- Instagram/jiteshpillaai/realhinakhan

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