MUMBAI: Nargis Fakhri’s Bollywood debut in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar catapulted her to stardom, but it also thrust her into a whirlwind of relationship rumors and overwhelming fame. Years later, she opens up about the surreal experience.
Nargis Fakhri recalls the absurdity of fabricated linkups with co-stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. “It used to drive me insane,” she confesses.
“One article claimed I moved into Shahid’s apartment. I wish I had saved these articles! My mom even received messages about her visiting me there.”
Fame was very weird-:
The sudden surge of fame, while exhilarating, also took its toll. “The fame was very weird,” Nargis admits.
“The stress was so intense, my shoulders were practically touching my ears. It was a big movie, and I was trying to navigate this new reality.”
I was naive-:
Nargis attributes part of the overwhelming experience to her naivety. “I didn’t realize the impact of the movie or having Ranbir as my first co-star,” she reflects.
Nargis Fakhri: A Force to Be Reckoned With
Despite the initial challenges, Nargis Fakhri emerged as a force to be reckoned with in Bollywood. She continues to captivate audiences with her talent and grace, proving that she’s more than just a fleeting star.