Hina Khan, Hina Khan to return, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress
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After Hina Khan, who played the lead role of Akshara Singhania on Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, made an exit, the show has witnessed a massive drop in its Television Rating Points (TRPs).

Although the story has moved on to Naira (Shivangi Joshi) and Kartik (Mohsin Khan), the viewers have been missing their favourite actress. It can't be denied that Hina had been the face of the show for eight long years and Shivangi and Mohsin can't fill in her shoes. Also, the show's success can't solely be bestowed upon the young actors.

Keeping these facts in mind, the makers are contemplating on bringing Hina's character Akshara back on the show, Bollywood Life reported. However, it is not known if Hina will make a comeback or a new actress will replace her.

The report also said that the production house, which is being pressurised to raise the show's ratings, met Hina recently. 

When Hina was asked about rumours of the show going off air with her quitting the show, the actress said that it completely depends on the audience and even if she makes a comeback, viewers may not watch it if they have lost the interest in the show. "The television industry is such that things happen overnight and any news might come out. It completely depends upon the audience's interest. Now if I go back and ask everyone to see Yeh Rishta just because I have come back, they might not, if they have no interest any more. But you know, I will feel bad if Yeh Rishta goes off air," she said in an interview with India Forums. 

Meanwhile, some of her fans threatened the makers as well as the actress to kill themselves if the actress didn't continue to be a part of the show. Hina was terrified with such threats and pointed out that if they are really her fans they would not take such a step.