While Nora Fatehi is not exactly known in the film industry for her acting skills, she is universally appreciated for her choreography and ability to dance like no one else. The actress has single-handedly managed to turn the tide in her favour when it comes to music videos and item numbers in movies. However, all was not rosy for her in the beginning.
Fatehi recalls growing up “in the hood” in Canada and dropping out of her university due to her poor grades. Hence, she decided to come to India in the pursuit of stardom.
“We were so excited and so naive. When I reached India, it was nothing like (what I had imagined). I was thinking I’ll get picked up by a limousine and a butler, and they’re going to take me to a suite, and I would go to my auditions in that limo. It was nothing like that. I had the biggest slap on my face. The bullying, the rejection, the traumatic experience that I went through,” Fatehi shared during an appearance on YouTuber Anas Bukhash’s show.
“If someone had told me that these are all the things I was going to go through — ‘You’re going to meet evil people, they’re going to steal your passport, you’re going to get deported, you’re going to go back to Canada and people are going to laugh at you. How do you go from a developed country to a developing country? You’re going to go back to India, you’re going to fight, learn the language, and you’re going to meet people who’re going to laugh at you on the way, they’re going to laugh in your face’,” she added.
Fatehi also recalled how casting directors would give her lines in Hindi knowing full well that she wasn’t well-versed in the language and then they’d laugh at her.
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