Hina bags 'one of a kind' Indo-Hollywood film
New Delhi: Actor Hina Khan, who made her debut at Cannes Film Festival this year, has taken her next step in the international market by signing an Indo-Hollywood film, which is based on H G Wells' novel 'The Country of the Blind'.
The film titled Country of Blind is being directed by Rahat Kazmi and will be shot in the Himalayas. It is a story set in the 1800s about the inhabitants of a valley who have no vision yet are living a fulfilled life without any attachment to the outside world.
Hina will be seen playing the character of a blind woman who belongs to the valley.
"Country of Blind was the first script that Rahat had narrated to me, even before Lines. And I knew I had to do this one," Hina said.
The film is being co-produced by Rahat Kazmi Films and Tariq Khan Productions along with Hiro's Faar Better Films and Turn Key Films (US).
Hina had attended the Cannes fest in May this year for the first look launch event of her film Lines.
"Country of Blind was signed on before Cannes happened, but yes we definitely got international producers on board after my Cannes appearance," said the 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay' actor.
"Everything in this film is one of a kind. It's always better to lead by example rather than follow." It is being shot in English and Hindi. "Each language, each culture, each dialect has its own nuances." Much before entering the film world, Hina was known to the Indian audience as Akshara from 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai'. She then shed her "good bahu" image by participating in the reality show.