Nora Fatehi, who last appeared in Remo D’Souza’s Street Dancer 3D, recently opened up about her financial struggles in the past. Appearing on celebrity chat show, Starry Nights Gen Y, hosted by Komal Nahta, the actress-dancer revealed that she had had to contribute to her family ’s income since the age of 16, while she was still in high school. She said, “My first-ever job was as a retail sales associate in a mall which was right next to my high school so I would finish my classes and go there. I was 16. I had to work for many reasons. There were a lot of financial issues in my family and I was supposed to be the one that would step up and be the breadwinner.”
Nora said she had also done many odd jobs at a male clothing store, restaurants, bars, shawarma joints, etc. before being noticed on reality show Big Boss 9 in 2015 and her Bollywood debut with Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. She said she had done everything such as working at McDonalds and in telemarketing. She shared how she would have to cold call people to sell lottery tickets and 90 percent of the time they would hang up.
The 28-year-old gained popularity by appearing in dance numbers in films like Baahubali, Kick 2 and Satyameva Jayate. She has also appeared in supporting roles in Bharat and Batla House, and will next be seen in Bhuj: The Pride of India, based on the Indo-Pak War of 1971. Helmed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the war action film also stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Shraddha Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar and others. Nora is portraying the role of a spy Heena Rehman. The film is currently scheduled for release on 14th August 2020.
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