Nargis Fakhri: I miss Bollywood
The actor, who has been in self-isolation in Los Angeles, tells City Times about her latest music video, the Black Lives Matter protest and how she's keeping herself occupied during the lockdown
Music has become a major source of entertainment for people who are spending their time indoors due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
With an aim to keep their spirits high during this 'stay safe' period, music duo Meet Bros have released their uptempo tune Nit Din Jiyan Maran. The track sung by award-winning Bangladesh superstar singer Kaushik Hossain Taposh, features the scintillating Nargis Fakhri in the video. Directed by Adil Shaikh, the music video was shot in the scenic trails of Cappadocia in Turkey.
Fakhri, who rates Turkey as one of her favourite jaunts said she relished filming in this scenic location. "Turkey is one of my favourite places to visit. I have been to Cappadocia before and knew this song would turn out to be beautiful. The unique rock formations of this spot and the amazing hot air ballooning opportunities make it a great destination to visit more than once. Cappadocia is also rich in history," said the Bollywood actor who is currently based in Los Angeles.
The actor was last seen in the Sachiin Joshi horror-thriller Amawas in 2019. When asked if she misses Bollywood, she says she'll be back soon to face the camera. "Yes, I do miss Bollywood. I have taken some time off and now I feel ready to get back to work. I am trying to find a balance between work and personal life and that will be a new challenge for me."
Fakhri said she enjoyed shooting the song with Taposh. "I was in love with the song from the moment I heard it. I have always liked the depth of Taposh's voice and the music by Meet Bros. It was a mesmerising experience shooting in beautiful Cappadocia. Being a part of a collaboration that allows you to be yourself is always gratifying for an artist."
The actor, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the 2011 movie, Rockstar, has not been seen much on the big screen lately. "Before Covid-19 happened, I was working on things that were not associated with the film industry. I was focusing on my entrepreneurial side. I was involved in other business opportunities and also focusing on self care."
Fakhri has been self-isolating in Los Angeles amid the coronavirus outbreak. However, the actor was recently seen out as she joined the Black Lives Matter protest. She also posted photos and videos on her social media account. "Currently, the USA is going through a pivotal point in its history. I went out to protest to show my support and help bring more awareness to what is happening," Fakhri said.
The actor who is spending most of her time inside her LA home said she found many interesting things to do during the lockdown. "I have been doing much more during the lockdown period than I have been doing in the last three years! I have been hiking, biking, reading, meditating, talking to friends and family, taking care of my physical and mental well being. It's been a stressful time, but I am trying to do everything I can to keep stress at bay. There are many things we can enjoy in life, and nature is one of them. I also took full advantage of the time at hand to explore all the national parks around the Los Angeles area."