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Nargis Fakhri recalls the tough time she had in Bollywood 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Nargis Fakhri recalls the tough time she had in Bollywood 

Actress Nargis Fakhri was having a good career run starring in film like 'Rockstar', 'Main Tera Hero', 'Azhar' etc when she decided to take a break from the film industry. Although this move was called a career suicide by many, Nargis shares that she was stressed out and mentally unwell because of overwork. In a recent conversation with Masala, the actress shared how she had a tough time being honest in a line of work where one has to pretend to be friendly.

She stated, “I didn’t know how maneuver in a new culture. I was told that because I was so authentic and honest in my feelings it wasn’t a good thing. You have to interact with people even if you’re not comfortable with them. You have to put on a game face, which I couldn’t. I was said to be immature. Today, I have come to understand that in actuality there are three faces – a business face, a creative face and then your own personal face."

Sharing how the stress from long work hours finally got to her, Nargis said, "I’d worked every single day for eight years and I hardly got to be with my family. I felt unwell due to stress. Consequently, I developed health issues. Was I depressed? I guess you can use the word. I was unhappy in my situation and was questioning myself as to why I was still there. I took two years off to get healthy.”

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