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Nora Fatehi says she was once ‘scared to dance in front of people’, hopes to be appreciated as an actor

Nora Fatehi says she comes from a conservative Arab family and was scared to dance in front of people.

bollywood Updated: May 17, 2019 14:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Nora Fatehi will soon be seen in Bharat.

Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi, who has several popular dance numbers to her credit and will soon be seen alongside Salman Khan in Bharat as a dance teacher, has claimed she never learned dance as she comes from a conservative Arab family. She rose to fame with the remake of Sushmita Sen’s popular number, Dilbar, for John Abraham’s Satyamev Jayate..

In an interview with India Today, Nora said, “I come from a very conservative Arab family. I used practice at home in my room and used to watch videos of people I really admired. And the way I did it well, is because of my love for performing.”

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Nora, who was seen belly dancing in Dilbar, also said she has not trained in the dance form. “I am a just a dancer who has to deliver what is expected. I was told this is the theme (for Dilbar) and this is what we want. I am a perfectionist and I have to give my 100 per cent,” she told the website.

“I was scared to dance in front of people. But now I have a whole nation that loves how I dance. It gives me the drive to learn more. I hope someday I will be appreciated as an actor too.”

Talking about her role in Bharat, Nora said, “Bharat is an opportunity that came to me before Dilbar. It’s the first thing that I signed. It’s an experience that a lot of actors hope and dream to do. And just to be on the set, to be a part of such a big project and working with Salman sir, Ali Abbas Sir and Sunil Grover is just so cool.” She also called Katrina Kaif a ‘sweet and a hardworking person’.

Earlier, Nora said she is on the lookout for good roles but prefers a hit song over a flop film. She said, “I’m, of course, on a lookout for good roles but I don’t have any qualms of giving hit tracks in someone else’s film. This song became popular overnight. I’d rather give one hit song than a flop film. I love what I do and I take projects as they come.”

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First Published: May 17, 2019 14:00 IST