Popular television actress Hina Khan, who was in the spotlight for playing glamorous Komolika in Ekta Kapoor’s front-running show Kasautii Zindagii Kay, is gearing up to make her Bollywood debut. The actress has been signed on to play the female lead in a women-centric film based in Kashmir.

Confirming the development, Khan said, “It’s a female-centric story. I also love the fact that it’s set in a time and place where we are away from the hustle and bustle of city life, technology, daily rush and competition. I am also thrilled about challenging myself in a brand new medium.”

Since Hina is going to be busy shooting for her debut vehicle, she has taken a break from Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Her character will make a comeback after she finishes the film.

“I had prior commitments and the production house was informed about it before I was even signed on to play Komolika. Since the show hasn’t even completed six months, the makers didn’t want my track to start and then disappear for a bit. I will start shooting for the show immediately after my film’s shoot.” she said.

Besides Hina Khan, veteran actress Farida Jalal has also been roped in to play an important character in the untitled film. The movie has been written by Rahat Kazmi and Shakti Singh.