Foreign nationality actress in Bollywood Nargis Fakhri is still struggling in her career. She recently reported an interview by Filmfare about her shyness for nudity, which nowadays is a smoking demand in Indian Cinema.While reporting to Filmfare about her latest screening in Bollywood, Housefull 3 she said, “It’s good that people liked me. In Bollywood, they like to put us in short clothes. And I am very shy, I don’t like wearing revealing stuff though my image is such”.

Bollywood is a body-obsessed industry : Nargis Fakhri
Bollywood, a body-obsessed industry : Nargis Fakhri

Criticizing about Bollywood’s new craze about body dynamics “Unfortunately, it’s a body-obsessed industry. You want to see someone like me shaking and dancing,” she laughs.

“It has been a tumultuous journey no doubt. But I feel blessed to have got work. Many have to go through the rigorous struggle. I have what you call a bit of kismet,” she smiles. “It’s tougher because I’m alone here.

She shared her ordeal to make a prominent place in the industry. “I had to struggle with the language. I can understand Hindi now but I still can’t communicate in a fluent way. And, things get lost in translation, I feel rejected all the time. I feel like an alien. I feel people don’t like me. People behaved strangely after Rockstar.”

Nargis even revealed that she faced hostile reactions for being an outsider. “I was at the receiving end of much criticism. It’s difficult to make it if you’re not born or raised here. It’s tough coming from another place because things work differently here. But I kept reminding myself that things would get better, not worse.”

She even explained how she maintains a balance between her personal and professional life together, she said, “I have a home and a life. I balance work with my regular life. As long as people hire me, I must be doing something right. If they stop hiring me, I won’t come here anymore”.

She further added that she is comfortable to do any kind work until she can cover her expenses with it. “I can do anything else. I can be anything I want to be. In my country any job is fine, no one is going to judge me. As long as I can pay my bills, afford my meals and have a home,” she said.

She even shared her desire to make the new friend in the Indian Film Industry, “I visit them and keep in touch or else I will lose the closeness,” she says. I have no friends here [Bollywood]. Friendship is a two-way thing. It takes efforts by both sides to forge a friendship”.

“I do feel lonely and most of the times I talk to myself,” she reveals. Counting her managers, her driver and her domestic staff as friends she says. “I spend so much time with them. In fact, I even help my maid clean up, she added last.


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