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Last Updated 04.04.2020 | 11:47 AM IST



Nargis Fakhri on her Hollywood project

The very beautiful Nargis Fakhri has returned from the US after shooting her first international film.

The film entitled Spy directed by Paul Feig will feature Nargis in her first action role. Apparently Nargis kicked some serious ass in Los Angeles.

Speaking about her role and the film Nargis bluntly lets out, "I don't know why some sections of the Indian media have written that I've shot with Jude Law. Because I haven't! He is in the film but I haven't shot with him yet. There are also Jason Statham and Melissa MacCarthy in Spy with me. I can't reveal what I am playing until the producers make their announcement. But I can tell you they're planning a global campaign with actors from various parts of the world. I'd be representing this part of the world."

Nargis loved working with Paul Feig. "He's directed Bridesmaid and Heat. He was amazing to work with. I've to go back for about a week's work. All I'll tell you about my role is its action-packed."

Nargis says Bollywood and Hollywood are completely different experiences. "I am not saying one is better than the other. I enjoy both. But Hollywood is far more organized than Bollywood."

Nargis was recently seen screaming expletives in a video recording during the shooting of Main Tera Hero.

Laughing in embarrassment Nargis explains, "I was in terrible pain and I was on only half a harness. For the rest of the support I was supported by my co-star Arunoday Singh in mid-air. Arunoday is a dear friend and someone I've known from the time I came to India. He's a great guy. I know I can depend on him. I was expressing my terror. Why that was turned into a video for public consumption, I don't know. I don't understand."

Nargis is heard using 4-letter words in the video.

She protests, "I've heard other actresses abusing. Quite a few of them have interesting mouths. But they make sure there are no cameras to capture their candid moments. I still have to master the image thing. Sometimes I feel I am an alien in Bollywood. I am living the way I want to. I am glad I don't have to lie and pretend. "

Nargis returned from Hollywood to the heartening news that her Bollywood film Main Tera Hero is a hit.

Nargis is cautious in her enthusiasm. "I'm a little weird that way. I don't really know how to express my happiness. I am happy people liked the film. But I'm more happy for Varun Dhawan than for myself. He has been very supportive. And it's his film. From first frame to last. As for me, I got nice feedback on Twitter. But I got mixed signals about my own performance. Some critics have been very harsh. That's okay. I like honest criticism. I know I'm not the consummate Bollywood heroine. But I'm working hard on it."

Everyone on Twitter is commenting on Nargis's comments in Koffee With Karan on her "butt cheeks".

Says Nargis, "I said 'Nargis' in Spanish means 'butt cheeks' .So my name has become a 'butt' of many jokes. I am used to jokes about name. Let me tell you it's not easy growing up in the ghetto area of New York with a name like 'Fakhri'. I didn't grow up with Asians who could perhaps know what a beautiful surname I had. All my friends were Americans and non-Asians. They had a whale of a time with my name."

Nargis feels it's very important to not take oneself seriously. "It's important to be able to laugh at oneself. I don't think too many do that around here. I am still taken aback by how much people comment on others. And though I may say I don't care there's always that tiny percentage of self-doubt within me created by people's perception of me. At the end of the day I do care about what people think of me. I am human."

One complaint against Nargis within the industry is that her team is too interfering. Nargis defends her team. "When I came to Mumbai I had no one to support me. My team is all that I had. It still holds true. I am struggling to find my bearings."

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