Nargis Fakhri wants to become the desi Oprah
With no film offers in her hand, Rockstar actress Nargis Fakhri wants to get into television and host a talk show on the lines of the famous US chat show Oprah hosted by Oprah Winfrey. Is this her plan B?bollywood Updated: Aug 29, 2012 11:15 IST
Despite a dream debut with big and highly coveted Bollywood personalities like Ranbir Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali in the successful Rockstar, Nargis Fakhri hasn't gained much- beither in terms of film offers or praise for her acting.
Not many producers have been forthcoming to offer Nargis Fakhri a role in their ventures. The film that worked wonders for the lead actor, did precious little for the leading lady's career.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the three film-deal that Nargis had reportedly signed with Akshay Kumar's production house Hari Om Productions even before her first film released, seems to have been called off as well. Rather the first film of the deal, Khiladi 786, has Asin as the leading lady, instead of Nargis Fakhri.
Though a friend of the actress insists that Nargis has two film offers she can't talk about right now, Mumbai Mirror has reported that the one-film-wonder already has another option in the pipeline ready.
As reported by Mumbai Mirror, if sources are to be believed, Nargis wants to venture into television.
And she doesn't have any plans to be the stereotypical sari-clad bahu of the small screen.
Nargis wants to take the high road and host a talk show.
Her intentions are noble, and she wants to help others through her imaginary talk show. When asked if it is true, she simply told Mumbai Mirror, "I want to help people, be of some service, you know. Maybe become like Oprah (Winfrey)someday."
Though some may think that television is her backup plan, Imtiaz Ali still swears by her talent.
However, sources from the industry feel that other filmmakers have failed to warm up to the US based model.
And the reasons they say, could be varied.
Mumbai Mirror reports that according to sources, apart from the criticism she received for her performance in Rockstar, the fact that she is based in the US may have worked against her film career.
Perhaps if she gets an opportunity on the small screen, she will fare better. Only time will tell.
First Published: Aug 28, 2012 17:04 IST