Couldn’t learn music as I grew up poor: Nargis Fakhri

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 14:33 IST
Nargis debuted in Bollywood with 2011 film Rockstar. (HT Photo)

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri says as a child she could not take any music lessons as she grew up “really poor.”

In her upcoming film Banjo, the 36-year-old actor plays a DJ from New York, who comes to Mumbai to find local talent and make music with them. “For me, I regret being really poor growing up so I couldn’t afford to take lessons. That was really sad. I believe playing an instrument is something really beautiful and a great talent,” said Nargis.

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Nargis, who made her debut with Rockstar, said she started learning acoustic guitar after her first film. “I didn’t have people around to inspire me. But after my first film, I got inspired to try the acoustic guitar. It’s hard for me, but I still try. I have three of them at home and I pick it up once in a while,” she said.

Directed by Ravi Jadhav, the musical drama features Riteish Deshmukh as a Banjo player.

Watch: Nargis Fakhri in a song from Banjo

Nargis said she came on board for the film as she instantly connected with the story. “For me, it was the story. There was a lot of soul and depth. It addressed something I thought was very beautiful. The character fit very well, and I am sure that’s why I was called to hear the story.”

Banjo is scheduled to release on September 23.

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