Nargis Fakhri made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Rockstar’ last week.
This American model has now decided to make Mumbai her base. This means the model turned actress wants her career to fly off. She is taking Bollywood seriously and so Mumbai is the best choice for her.
She says, “I would like to stay back. Nothing in life is permanent, but for now, it’s a yes to this city. Apparently, I’m no longer referred to as a model. And it doesn’t make sense to continue either. I enjoy this newfound craft and would like to see where I can go with it. I’m very excited.”
So how does she feels after Rockstar and she excitedly says, “I don’t want to read too much into it, but the reactions have been great. I look at the negative comments too in a positive light. What one person may say as criticism may be what someone else really liked. And from that, I can learn to be much better.”
Was acting a decision that she have always thought of? “Acting was an accident. I was contacted and asked to meet the director (Imtiaz Ali), and I agreed because he was coming to Europe, where I was at that time. I heard the script and fell in love with it,” she informs her fans.
Telling about her experience of her first film she says, “I left everything behind. I had no family or friends here. I worked 10 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. There were all sorts of exercises in language and dance, and so many things about it were very difficult. Imagine being in a strange country and learning a new craft; being brought into a space that you know nothing about. It’s very scary.”
Though Nargis hasn’t signed any more films yet she is becoming brand favorite. “There are a lot of things going on, but I have a team handling them. I haven’t committed to anything yet,” she says, adding that she’d love to explore martial arts and action in her upcoming roles.
Nargis has been signed by Van Heusen Woman besides cracking two other deals beating her contemporaries like Deepika, Sonam and Kareena.