The Rockstar girl made headlines for months on end before and after the release of her first film. But soon after that we saw and heard very little of Nargis Fakhri. Now we know why. She’s geared up for her second release, Madras Cafe, and talks to us quickly about this exciting venture.
Here we are with your second film. How has it all been thus far?
I am a model from America. One day, to my surprise, I was offered a role in Rockstar and I came to India on a working visa. I wanted to be a farmer but life had other plans for me. Life was calling me for films and here is yet another offer – Madras Cafe.
If not films, what would have been your alternate career choices?
I always had a soft corner for others’ needs. This made me think that I wanted to be a doctor or a psychologist. I would have been very happy with my decision.
How was it to play the role of a journalist?
The role is a really intense one. I have worked very hard for this role and tried to amalgamate myself in this role as much as I could.
How was the experience of shooting for Madras Cafe?
It wasn’t that easy to shoot for this movie. There was one particular scene where I was sitting in the car and the other actors were firing gun shots and some pieces of glass hit me in the face, though my eyes were saved. That was indeed quite dangerous.
And how was the experience of working with John?
John is a very hard working actor. I could see that while shooting for the film. I was quite impressed with his work. Besides, he is a very good human being.
You drew a lot from Anita Pratap for this character correct?
She is the true inspiration for my character in the movie. Learning about her made me more connected to my role. I believe I have done justice to her by putting in as much as I could.
Are you comfortable doing stunts in a movie?
Most of my stunts in Madras Cafe are performed by me. I am happy and at the same time proud to perform such difficult stunts.
Any final words for the audience?
I want the audience to not miss this movie, as we want to convey a strong message about the dangers of the war.
Madras Cafe is in cinemas this Friday the 23rd of August!