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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 >