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Nargis Fakhri’s candid confessions on her Rockstar co-star, among other things
Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; February 18, 2012)
Nargis Fakhri was touted as the next best thing prior to the release of her debut film, Rockstar. While director Imtiaz Ali and lead actor Ranbir Kapoor got all the acclaim, Nargis had to contend with the brickbats. Post that, the actress disappeared to New York for two months to take stock. In her first interview since returning from the US, she tells us what she’s been through, including her relationship with Ranbir.
When Rockstar released you were touted as the new “It Girl”. However, you haven’t signed any new films since. • Rockstar was a very special film. It was during Rockstar that I realised acting is what I am meant to do. After being part of such a fantastic project, my team and I are taking our time selecting my next project. So whether it is signing a film or a brand, a lot of thought is going into it. I am not going to sign everything that comes my way. If it means waiting for the right film, then so be it.
Imtiaz Ali has stood by you and said he would cast you again if the project is right. Comment. • It’s endearing to know that he has stood by me. I think he is an amazing director and human being, and I feel honoured that he chose me to be a part of this film.
How did you get Rockstar? • Rockstar found me. I got emails while living in Copenhagen. As luck would have it, Imtiaz was coming to Prague, my mother’s home city, and asked More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 7, 2011 – 14:55 IST
She is hot, she is hot and she is hot! No other words in the whole of universe can do any kind of justice to this eternal epitome of beauty called Nargis Fakhri, the lady who makes her rocking debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar! With the film heading for a grand gala release soon, its only obvious that Bollywood’s best kept secret Nargis will be the toast of every season. The same emotions are echoed in the latest edition of Vogue.
In the very start of the interview, she rattles off saying, “Not all foreigners are talentless…Not all of us use our beauty to enter Bollywood.” Born in Queens, New York to a Czech mother and Pakistani father, this 5ft 9in beauty entered modelling by chance! And her being casted in her debut film happened this way. On her own admission, Nargis says, “I have never been a movie buff. I was living in Denmark, when I got an email from Imtiaz Ali, telling me that he liked the way I looked and wanted me for his film. I wasn’t very keen to meet him, but because the appointment with Imtiaz was fixed in Prague, my mother’s birthplace, I thought ‘why not?’” And the rest they say… is history … sorry, in this case, it’s ‘her story’! Signing the film was easy for this PYT…as was learning a new language. Says she, “I can speak German, Spanish and even a bit of Greek… It took me just three months to pick up Hindi. I guess I’m a fast learner when it comes to languages.” The bigger challenge More >