EXCLUSIVE: Shehnaaz Gill on her struggle: People called me a second lead heroine; Bigg Boss gave me a new identity

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Every actor in the Entertainment industry has their own set of struggles. Some are either getting rejections while some are being termed as a certain category. However, actor Shehnaaz Gill has also struggled in the industry but ensured to prove them wrong with her work. Post Sidharth Shukla’s tragic demise, Shehnaaz Gill was seen giving her first interview where she not only spoke about her upcoming film, Honsla Rakh but also her personal life as well. Talking about her struggle, she revealed how people used to call her second lead actress; however, according to her, there’s nothing such concept as artists should be treated equally. 

Exclusively speaking to Bollywood Bubble, Bigg Boss 13 fame said, “If I talk about my struggle, I don’t know why people say ‘she’s second lead actress, she is a model’. People don’t value us. However, according to me, there’s nothing such as first or second lead, every artist should be treated equally and I had to prove that with my work as I have plenty of bad experiences. Bigg Boss gave me that opportunity and I have gained immense love from the fans. I just want to maintain this love as long as I can.” During the same interview, Gill also talked about her emotional attachment. 

When asked how much would she rate herself and her onscreen character, Shehnaaz said 40%. She said, “Jab hum kisiko bhi pyaar karte hai, toh uske saath jo attachment hoti hai, toh woh attachment ke accordingly, maine woh ratio nikali. (When we love someone, the emotional attachment we share with the person, with that attachment, I accordingly calculated the ratio.)


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Honsla Rakh is a Punjabi film but it has a pan-India reach. Fans are super excited to watch the slice of life film which also stars Diljit Dosanjh and Sonam Bajwa. Helmed by Amarjit Singh Saron, the film is slated to release on October 15.  

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