There are reports in a section of the press that Nargis Fakhri who was in India for a week to promote her new film Amavas, left in a huff because of the personal questions on her love life that were asked during media interactions.
It is also reported that Nargis blames the film’s producer and leading man Sachiin Joshi’s team for being unprofessional and disorganized.
Surprisingly Sachiin has only praise for Nargis and her professionalism. “We had an absolutely wonderful experience working with Nargis.She is a beautiful person in every way. Did she really call us unprofessional and disorganized? I don’t believe it. Nargis speaks her mind. If she had a problem with us she would have conveyed her displeasure to us directly and not gone to the media about it.I will believe it only when I hear it from her.”
Amavas was shot entirely in England, as Nargis did not want to shoot in India.
Says Sachiin, “We were most happy to shoot in England with Nargis.The shooting went very smoothly. Nargis was impeccably professional . And she happily agreed to come to India for a week’s promotion of our film. This is an important film for her.And she knows it.”
A little bit of investigation reveals that Nargis is not the least comfortable being in India anymore. According to sources, there are aspects of Bollywood which make her very uncomfortable.
“The male gaze and the patriarchal setup in Bollywood drove her away from Bollywood and Mumbai.She could never come to terms with the over-friendly behaviour of heroes and in fact complained to friends about some very big heroes acting weird with her. But what she saw as weird was perfectly normal behaviour in Bollywooduntil very recently. Now after MeToo all the backslapping and telling dirty of jokes by heroes has stopped.I think she’s more comfortable working in Bollywood now,” says a female co-star of Nargis.