Bollywood Actress Nargis Fakhri will soon be seen in the film film ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’. Ahead of the film’s release, the actress got into an exclusive conversation with Dainik Bhaskar where she revealed why she chose this film to make her Bollywood comeback. During the conversation, the actress also shared her experience of working with Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta.
Why did you make a comeback with the film Shiv Shastri Balboa?
:- When I read the script of this film, I was very excited to join it because I found its story very different and real. This story is as original as it is relatable. Somewhere it seems as if this is my own story in which apart from me I have friends and family members. Siya’s character is very bubbly, brave and always happy who is half Indian and half American. Also my partner (Sharib Hashmi) is very cute. The personalities of both of us are completely opposite to each other.
How was the experience with Anupam Kher- Neena Gupta?
I was very nervous in the beginning with Anupam sir and Neena Gupta, who are very senior. However after a few days, she became comfortable with him. Actually, I entered the team a little late, so by the time my shooting part started, the other actors had got to know each other. However, I am very glad that I got a chance to work with both of them as both are very good and helpful actors. I have worked with Anupam sir in ‘Main Tera Hero’. Not only during work but he also gives good advice in real life.
What kind of projects would you like to do next?
:- Want to explore more on OTT, I personally love watching horror movies but, not so many horror movies are made in India. If given a chance, I would love to be a part of a horror film. Along with this, I also aspire to do an action film. To be honest, I think acting is the only job that gives you the opportunity to play different roles. What could be bigger than this? Also, I saw the South film ‘Yashoda’ which I really liked. If ever a remake of that film is made, I want to play her (Samantha Prabhu). I think there are many such real stories that we can reach people through films.
Have you heard that you want to become a doctor?
:- I am very interested in health and fitness. Many times I think of going back to school and becoming a doctor, everyone laughs at me. They advise me that instead of becoming a doctor by spending so much money, why don’t you do a show in which you get the role of a doctor. To be honest, I know about a lot of diseases. It is my dream to become a doctor. I keep reading a lot about health whenever I get a chance.
What would you say on dating roomers?
:- Few years ago, I read about myself that I am dating someone and I have shifted to India and my mother has also come here. Although the truth was that at that time my mother had never come to India and I had met that person only once. And it was being written about me that I am dating him. People were messaging me that your mother has come here, I really could not understand what is happening. It’s not that I had any problem with the dating rumours, it was just that at that time I realized that people were only focusing on my personal life and not my work.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?
:- I don’t have any valentines, I wish someone would come and surprise me.