Nora Fatehi’s Interview About Her Hidden Struggles in Bollywood

Nora Fatehi, in an interview, told how beautiful this glamorous life looks from far. And, she mentioned about the hidden struggles she faced during the 5-year journey in the industry.

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Nora Fatehi’s Interview About Her Hidden Struggles in Bollywood

Nora Fatehi, the ‘Dilbar’ fame actress from 'Satyameva Jayate,' had an exclusive interview about her 5-year journey in the industry. She might have received a record-breaking viewership from the audiences but told how difficult it was to never look back even in not-easy situations.

The star who is known for her impeccable dancing skills as her latest remake track 'O Saki Saki' from 'Batla House' has also been listed at the top of the music charts.

Even after everything is going good for the actress, in a recent interview, she mentioned how her battle was with the casting agents and cheating agencies.

During an interview, Nora said,

“Life for foreigners in India is very difficult. We go through a lot and people don't even know. They take our money. It's happened to me. I remember my first agency who got me here from Canada. They were aggressive in terms of behaviour and I didn't feel like I was guided the right way. So I wanted to leave them and to do that, they told me ' we are not going to give you your money' And I lost 20 lakhs at that time, which I had made from my ad campaigns. But I thought sacrificing it would be for a bigger picture.”

She further said,

“I had to share an apartment with 8 girls. I walked in to this apartment, I was shocked and I was freaking out. My roommates stole my passport, I had to leave India and go back to Canada for a while.”

And, it not ended here, she even bullied because of her language barrier. She added,

“I started learning Hindi but the auditions were very traumatic for me. I wasn't mentally prepared and I made a fool of myself. People were unforgiving. They wouldn't just be mean, they would laugh in front of my face as if I'm some circus. They would bully me. It was humiliating. I used to cry while travelling back to my home. There was this one casting agent who once told me, 'We don't need you here. Go back'. I'll never forget that”

Earlier in an interview, she also mentioned that seizing the opportunity to dance on the remake of O Saki Saki is no less than a dream for her. She said,

"Getting the opportunity to be able to perform on a song like 'saaki', which has been made on such an epic level by Tanishk, and sung by Neha and Tulsi, is a dream. The way Tanishk has composed this song is out of this world and I knew that visually I'd have to match up. I learnt to dance with fire fans for the first time in only three days."

Once she also talked about the problem she faced after coming from a conservative Arab family and also revealed that she used to watch videos of people she admires to learn dancing.

She said,

"I come from a very conservative Arab family. I used practice at home in my room and used to watch videos of people I really admired. And the way I did it well, is because of my love for performing."

No wonder the story of Nora Fatehi told us how beautiful this glamorous life looks from far. But we would never know the hidden struggles to achieve such success.

On the professional front, Nora will be next seen alongside Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in Remo D'Souza's 'Street Dancer 3D' which is set to release on January 24, 2020.

Regarding working with Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the film, she stated,

"It's been a great experience and I am learning so much on the sets. I am learning so many different styles of dance for the film. It's just a dream come true."

Big applause to actors like her, who are not only talented but also struggles a lot to achieve success!