Life for Foreigners In India is Very Difficult, Nora Fatehi Opens Up About Her Struggles
Dilbar Dilbar girl Nora Fatehi needs no introduction. An actor who carved her name in Bollywood with record breaking songs finally opened about the hardships she faced in India.
Canadian national Nora made her debut with Roar : Tigers of the Sundarbans told Indian media that a foreginer’s life in India is very difficult. In the past 5 years, she went through the most difficult times of her life.
“Life for foreigners in India is very difficult. We go through a lot and people don’t even know,” she said.
Coming from a different country with a different language, Fatehi recalled her audition days where she was humiliated because of the language barrier,
“I started learning Hindi but the auditions were very traumatic for me. I wasn’t really mentally prepared and I made a fool of myself. People were really 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. “
She added, one of the casting agent told her to go back to her country and said,
“We don’t need you here. Go back.”
Fatehi opened up about the aggressive behavior of the agency who brought her to India from Canada, when she left it.
“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.”
Adding further Fatehi mentioned about her room mates she once had shared an apartment with,
“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.”
Being a strong woman, Nora faced all the challenges with courage and now her career is on its peak. She will be next seen in Remo D’souza’s ‘Street Dancer 3D’ alongside Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.