Mumbai: Actor Hina Khan believes "Bigg Boss" helped her showcase her real personality, which is that of a woman who does not shy away from speaking her mind.
The actor became one of the most talked about contestants on the 11th edition of the reality TV show, which has just begun its new season.
"People look at me as a fierce, opinionated, different type of girl who doesn't shy away from speaking her mind. I've always been like this. I feel that's the way one should be," Hina told PTI.
"Be imperfect and make mistakes. People might judge you that time but in the long run, it'll be your work which will take you ahead. You'll be judged on the basis of your progress, they'll never remember these three and a half months," she added.
The actor says while contestants might go through a series of judgements inside the house, once out, it's their responsibility to make something good.
"I concentrated on my projects and did good work. I don't think your image can change forever through 'Bigg Boss.' Your image is in your own hands."
Hina will appear on the 12th season of "Bigg Boss" to hand out tasks to the contestants on the Colors show. This season will again see some commoners being locked in the house for three months with celebrity contestants.
"My transformation happened through Bigg Boss but at the same time I feel the memory of it is very short. A new season comes and then you have new set of favourite contestants.
"So the ultimate goal of anyone, whether an actor or commoner is, when you get out of the house, you've to work otherwise you'll be forgotten. The show will give you platform but then you've to keep proving yourself."
Meanwhile, Hina will be seen reprising the role of Komolika, in "Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2".