She may have been liked as Ranbir Kapoor’s love interest in her debut film “Rockstar”, but Nargis Fakhri says it’s tough for an outsider to make a place in the industry. She considers herself lucky to have worked with A-listers and thanks her team for the feat.
In her second film, Shoojit Sircar directed political thriller “Madras Cafe”, scheduled to release Friday, she will be seen with another top actor – John Abraham.
“I’m still in awe of how I got so lucky to work with the actors like Ranbir and John. I hope to continue to work with more A-listers,” Nargis Fakhri told IANS in an email interview.
“It is pretty difficult for a newcomer to make in Bollywood. You need guidance, and I was fortunate that agencies like Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and KWAN Entertainment and Marketing Solutions had taken me on. If it wasn’t for the team I think I might not have been here.
“In this industry, you need to know people or have family that is already in it to make it big. I still have so much to learn and so many people to meet,” Nargis Fakhri added.
Having said that, Nargis is open to work with newcomers as scripts also guide her decision.
“I am open to work with newcomers. It’s just not about the co-stars, it also depends on the script…I’m an equal opportunist,” said Nargis.
The actress, who likes donning a chef’s cap while at home, is essaying the role of a foreign journalist in “Madras Cafe”. Nargis Fakhri feels, when she did “Rockstar”, she had no clue about the industry, but acclimatised herself while working on her second film.
“With every new film you hope that you have grown, and I think I have grown a bit. I have put in a lot of hard work and time into ‘Madras Cafe’. As the time moves forward, you start understanding and learning more when it comes to the craft,” Nargis Fakhri said.