Nora Fatehi got emotional in a recent interview as she recalled her traumatic initial days in Bollywood a few years ago.
Nora shared a snippet from her conversation with Youtuber Anas Bhukhash. “One of my most vulnerable, real, and honest interviews ever, I have read all ur messages and comments and it makes me feel so happy that u guys have connected with me on a human level and have understood me!”, she wrote as her caption.
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In her interview Nora teared up as she talks about other aspiring entertainer who has same dreams her but are not able to make it because of all the negativity and bullying they receive in the industry. Recalling her past feelings, she said, “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 in my face. The bullying, the rejection, the traumatic experience that I went through.”
She added, “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”. Nora shared that she was laughed at due to her ability to not speak Hindi , casting directors would deliberately give her lines in Hindi during auditions just to make fun of her.
However, Nora is glad that she has her fans and supporters who have always motivated her to give her best. In her Instagram caption she wrote, “Everyone who has reached out to say thank u for me opening up and being transparent like this i want to say thank u for taking the time to genuinely watch my interview and for respecting my journey, my thought process and admiring me , i always say im grateful and lucky to be able to connect and touch people globally on a human level! I wouldn’t have it any other way! If i can motivate and represent then im on the right track!”.