"I’ve lost jobs because I didn’t do certain things"
Nargis Fakhri opened up on the obstacles she faced in her career, revealing that she lost Bollywood jobs because she did not pose naked or sleep with the director.
The American-born actress made her Bollywood debut in Rockstar opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 2011.
Nargis became an overnight sensation, with fans adoring her natural beauty.
She has now been a part of the Hindi film industry for 10 years and has always voiced her opinions.
In an interview with former adult film actress Britney De La Mora, Nargis spoke about the hurdles she faced in Bollywood.
She explained that she has boundaries in order to keep her moral compass in line, revealing that she has lost a lot of jobs because she refused to do certain things.
Nargis said: “What am I hungry for? I’m not hungry for fame, that I am gonna do things like pose naked or do certain things or sleep with a director.
“I’ve lost jobs because I didn’t do certain things and that was heartbreaking.
“I’m trying to live where I have high standards and boundaries and it sucks because I got kicked out more than once.
“That hurt but I kept telling myself ‘people with values will win your own way, maybe it’s not just that way’ and that’s what I held on to.
“Be true to myself and don’t let anyone convince me for anything else.
“There’s nothing more than my morals and values.”
Nargis Fakhri went on to say that she came to Bollywood because they did not do sex scenes, which is something she is not comfortable with.
“I was happy to work in Bollywood because they don’t do sex scenes.”
“In modelling, they sometimes ask you to do topless shots or be super naked in an ad but I was never comfortable with stuff like that.”
Recalling an incident from her early days, Nargis said:
“When I was modelling, there was this college edition Playboy magazine thing.
“My agent said they are asking for girls, they have chosen to see you if you would want to do something like that.
“I was like Playboy is so huge and the money was so much! But I said no.”
Nargis Fakhri has featured in the likes of Kick and Housefull 3.
She was last seen in the 2020 action thriller Torbaaz which starred Sanjay Dutt and Rahul Dev and was released on Netflix.