Nargis Fakhri – the desi Oprah Winfrey?
With no film offers to boast of, Nargis wants to get into television and host a show on the lines Winfrey’s
Shubha Shetty (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 28, 2012)
Despite a dream debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali directed film Rockstar, not many producers have been forthcoming to offer Nargis Fakhri a role in their ventures. Needless to say, the film that worked wonders for the lead actor, did precious little for her career. The three-film-deal that Nargis had reportedly signed with Akshay Kumar’s production house Hari Om Productions even before her first film released, seems to have been called off as well. In fact, the first film of the deal, Khiladi 786, has Asin as the leading lady, instead of Fakhri. And though a friend of the actress insists that Nargis has two film offers she can’t talk about right now, Mirror has learnt that the one-film-wonder already has a Plan B ready.
If sources are to be believed, Nargis wants to venture into television. And she doesn’t have any plans to be the sari-clad bahu on the small screen. Nargis wants to host a talk show and her intentions are noble too. When asked if it is true, she simply told Mirror, “I want to help people, be of some service, you know. Maybe become like Oprah (Winfrey) someday.” Though some may think that television is her backup plan, Imtiaz Ali still swears by her talent. However, sources from the industry feel that other filmmakers have failed to warm up to the US based model. And the reasons they say, could be varied. According to sources, apart from the flak she received for her performance in Rockstar, the fact that she is based in the US may have worked against her film career. Perhaps on the small screen, she will fare better.
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