In Vogue This September: Nargis Fakhri Up Close & Personal

MissMalini , 05 Sep 2011

Oooh Nargis Fakhri’s on the cover of Vogue India’s September 2011 issue. She’s been shielded from the spotlight for so long, she’s turned into a bit of a mystery. In her interview she talks Ranbir, her road to success and Rockstar.

Vogue, September 2011
Vogue, September 2011

“I was 16, I think, when I started modelling. It wasn’t planned, but then again nothing in my life has or ever will be planned. Acting just happened. I’ve never been a movie buff. If I did go to a theatre to watch a film, half the time I would fall asleep. As a child, I did watch some Hindi movies at home with Dad, but I didn’t know who anyone was and I wasn’t interested, honestly.”

Hailing from New York, the offspring to a Pakistani father and Czech mother, with no godfather in Bollywood, Nargis gets candid on her journey in the entertainment industry, her apparent link-ups, Ranbir Kapoor and lots more.

Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakhri

“I wasn’t very keen to meet Imtiaz Ali, but because the appointment with Imtiaz was fixed in Prague, my mother’s birthplace, I thought, ‘Why not?’ I would learn more about my mum’s culture, enjoy a good holiday and see where this meeting would take me. Signing the film was easy, as was learning a new language. I can speak German, Spanish and even a bit of Greek… It took me just three months to pick up Hindi. I guess I’m a fast learner when it comes to languages.”

@NargisFakhri
@NargisFakhri

“The bigger challenge was acting in front of so many people on a set. I had no acting experience or formal training, so it was really tough. I remember this one dance sequence we were doing. I mean, I’m a good dancer, but dancing in front of so many people, coupled with the yelling around and everyone trying to match steps… It really got to me, and I started crying.”

Nargis Fakhri and Ranbir Kapoor
Nargis Fakhri and Ranbir Kapoor

“Ranbir Kapoor is a very caring and supportive co-actor. I was a bit apprehensive about working with him at first. I was afraid he would make me feel like I’m not good enough. Yes, we are just friends. Nothing more. You know, I’ve always been a tomboy, since childhood. I prefer hanging out with the dudes as they’re always doing fun things! One day, I’ll have many kids—maybe even adopt, if I don’t get married. I don’t really care what people think—no
matter what you say or do, they will think what they want to.”

Find out more on the actress in the September 2011 issue of Vogue India. xoxo

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