Bold, brazen and outspoken. You could describe actor Nargis Fakhri in these three words. And while, she is known to have a ‘sexy’ image, the actor thinks otherwise.
Ever since her debut with Rockstar, the hot tag has stayed but Nargis prefers ‘dorky’ over hot. “I don’t feel hot and I don’t think I am hot. I am a very awkward, dorky and shy human on the inside. People who know me always laugh because they say that when God made you, it was a mistake. He made this outer part that is so sexy and the inner one is funny, goofy, shy and they don’t match at all. I don’t like so much attention and pressure on me”, she says.
A few months back, rumour mills were abuzz with news that Nargis had moved back to New York and that she had no plans to return to Bollywood. She did come back to promote her recently release film Banjo, but she is very clear that she will only be in the country as long as she gets work.
Setting the record straight she says, “I went home because I was unwell. My home is America. I have travelled the world before, but this is longest I have been in one place. Usually I get very bored and I want to go find another country. I am not bored yet but I miss home. There is no family, no friends, there is nothing here, except for work. My mother lives in New York.”
“And I have realised that in the five years that I have been here, I haven’t seen her enough. And when you see them, you realise they’re growing old. I take care of her financially and she is very grateful for that. But actually, she wants to see me and spend time with me. If someone hires me, I’d love to work and come back. Whether I leave or stay, it doesn’t matter,” she adds.
As per a recent report, when Nargis was on a TV show promoting her film, she was asked to cover up her outfit as it was ‘too revealing’. That’s when they had to tack her neckline and though Nargis says she is used to people being conversative in India, the request right in the middle of the show was bizarre.
“I was on the show and they felt that it was a little too open so we just tacked it. Coming to India, I had learnt that a lot of people here are conservative and aren’t too comfortable with revealing outfits. Although, in the picture with me with the tack and without the tack, you don’t see anything. But they felt that so it’s not a big deal. But I just wish they had told me beforehand. If they felt that was the issue, why did they let me go on the show and then decide in the middle of the show that my outfit wasn’t alright? That’s a little silly. But no, it doesn’t bother me”, she signs off.