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Acting was never on my agenda: Nargis Fakhri

PTI  New Delhi, March 20, 2012
First Published: 20:25 IST(20/3/2012) | Last Updated: 20:43 IST(20/3/2012)

She was happy walking international runways as a model when Rockstar happened. Nargis Fakhri, who played the female lead opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the Imtiaz Ali directed film, says she never wanted to become an actress.

Born to a Czech mother and a Pakistani father, Nargis made a much-hyped debut at the age of 32 with the film. The model-turned-actress says she has no regrets entering Bollywood late in her career as acting was never on her agenda.

"Acting was never on the agenda, so I think Rockstar happened at the right time. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Rockstar. I have been modeling since I was 16. I am very new to the film industry and while I thoroughly enjoy my new job, there is still a lot for me to learn," Nargis told PTI.

Even though her performance as Heer Kaul in Rockstar met with criticism, the newbie actress remains undeterred, saying the comments have helped her overcome flaws.

"I deal with the criticism the same way I deal with the praise. I am a very positive person and when people criticize it helps me overcome my flaws. I am very new to this industry so I take it as an experience and feel motivated to do better," she said.

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