Nargis Fakhri excited about Bollywood, Hollywood career

MUMBAI: Nargis Fakhri has embarked on a journey to the larger than life terrain of Hollywood with new film Spy.


The New York-born Bollywood actress says though there are many factors that widen the gap between Bollywood and Hollywood, there is one similarity that weaves them together – the pool of talent.

“At the end of the day, the one commonality that both Hindi cinema and Hollywood share is that they are full of talented and inspirational people. Outside of this, there are many differences from the scheduling and rehearsal to promotion and directing techniques,” Nargis said.

The 35-year-old actress added that she fell in love with the industries “because of these differences” and believes that Hollywood and Bollywood “can really learn from each other”.

“I’m hopeful to be another person to be able to reinforce that we (Indian actors) are not just there to make up numbers, but to influence, add and inspire in Hollywood,” she said in support of the several Indian actors like Irrfan Khan and Priyanka Chopra, who are making their mark in the West.

“The old school, misrepresentation and outdated stereotyping has been flipped wonderfully by the mind of Spy director Paul Feig, who in my opinion is a maverick in modern cinema,” she added.