Kingfisher Calender Girl Nargis Fakhri is flying high. After her debut in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar opposite Ranbir Kapoor, the American model is flooded with film offers and endorsements. Nargis has been roped in as brand ambassador for popular women’s wear brand Van Heusen Woman TWF correspondent Sreya Basu in conversation with the actor in Mumbai
Since Rockstar is still on viewer’s mind, let’s start by asking who is your rockstar in life and why?
That’s an interesting question because actually I think I am my own rockstar.
And what makes you a rockstar?
Any one who is self-made, and is an independent person is a rockstar. I am also confident, self-made, fearless…and hence a rockstar.
Being a successful model, why don’t you share some style tips with us?
A woman should be comfortable in what she is wearing; I make sure to be very comfortable in what I wear every day. Also, when you look in the mirror, you have to love what you are wearing.
What would you wear on your first date?
I always want to be comfortable…and I think a little black dress from Van Heusen Woman latest collection will be perfect for a first date…it has to be sexy yet comfortable.
What did you wear on your first audition?
I wore a jeans and a tank tee.
What’s your comfort wear?
It’s just the pants you know…I can wear Patiala pants with kurta, salwars or just denims and a tee.
Is it true that post Rockstar success you have three big endorsements in your kitty and already a brand war has started?
Well I don’t know. As you can see, I am with Van Heusen Woman and this is my first brand. If you want to ask more, you can ask my manager (Laughs).
What made you endorse Van Heusen Woman?
I am happy to be a part of the family…that’s for sure. The brand embodies freshness, femininity, confidence…it’s chick and bold. Personally I think I am all of that. I am a confident person, I am bold in nature, I am fresh and at the same time feminine.
Are you brand conscious?
I am not brand conscious. What is important to me is whatever I wear, I must be comfortable and look good.
Now that you are endorsing an apparel brand, what about brand loyalty?
I have been wearing this collection on a day-to-day basis. When you find something that fits well and makes you feel good, why will you go anywhere else? Right?
Do you think there has to be special brands for working women?
Yes. Women are moving forward here (India). They are working and they are in a competitive field. And women need to feel good when they are going to work. They must be comfortable throughout the day in what they are wearing. So there has to be special types of clothes for working women.
Media buzz says you were not keen to do a Hindi movie when you were signed for Rockstar. Do you want to make a career in Bollywood now or want to go back to modelling?
(Pauses)…As long as everybody wants me to stay here, I will stay.
Have you gone through the reviews on your performance in Rockstar?
I have been getting really wonderful reviews. I am quite surprised and happy at the same time.
There is a controversy going on about you and Ranbir watching Junglee Jawani in Rockstar and now the actress of the porn flick planning to file a complaint against Imtiaz Ali (director). Comment.
Everybody has a bit of Junglee Jawani in them. That’s all I have to say.