Nargis Fakhri, who has been linked to actor Uday Chopra and was also reported in January to have spent three days in the US celebrating Uday’s birthday, has said that she doesn’t want to date someone from the industry. “I want someone normal. Someone who has a normal job, who goes to sleep at nine o’clock at night and likes to go trekking and likes to cook,” she said in an interview to GQ India. “In this business, I don’t know how you can be in a relationship, you don’t even have the time to get to know someone. That could actually be a reason to leave the business,” she added.
Just one film old, Nargis said one of the reasons for saying yes to Imtiaz Ali and his 2011 film Rockstar was not knowing better. “Imagine someone from China came up to you and said, ‘Oh my god, we love the way you look, we want you to be the male lead on our big Chinese movie. You have two months to learn Chinese. And to act.’ You have never acted, you don’t know Chinese. Can you imagine doing that? I’m insane for saying yes — but I’ve established since I was very little that I’m a bit loopy.”
“It was only when we started doing promotions that I realised how famous Ranbir (Kapoor) was. People were crying and ripping his clothes off and throwing stuff at him... And was like, ‘Is U2 here?’” Nargis said.
On why the actor, an otherwise party lover, keeps a low profile in Mumbai, she said, “It’s because of what happened in the beginning. I remember I went out to Olive one night and didn’t even have one drink, and they wrote in the paper that I was partying like a wild animal. And people were staring at me, like I was a monkey. It’s awkward! You’re standing there and thinking, ‘why the f**k are people looking at me?”