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Nargis Fakhri Reveals How Her Surname Was Made Fun Of In US

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Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:52 [IST]

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri who has been born and brought up in the US revealed that how her friends there used to make fun of her surname as she says, it wasn't easy growing up in New York with the surname Fakhri which otherwise is very beautiful.

Recently, Nargis in a popular TV show said that Nargis in Spanish means 'butt cheeks' which evoked a series of jokes on the social sites but the hot actress says she is very much used to such jokes about her name.

Nargis Fakhri Reveals Her Surname Meaning!

"I said Nargis in Spanish means 'butt cheeks' and so my name has become a butt of many jokes. I am used to such jokes about my name. Let me tell you it's not easy growing up in the ghetto area of New York with a name like Fakhri. I didn't grow up with Asians who could perhaps know what a beautiful surname I had. All my friends were Americans and non-Asians who had a whale of a time with my name," said the Main Tera Hero actress Nargis.

She further added, "It's important to be able to laugh at oneself. I don't think too many people do that around here. I am still taken aback by how much people comment on others. And though I may say I don't care there's always that tiny percentage of self doubt within me created by people's perception of me. At the end of the day I do care about what people think about me as I am also human."

Following her debut in Bollywood with the movie Rockstar, Nargis was seen in the movie Madras Cafe and lastly she worked opposite to Varun Dhawan in the movie Main Tera Hero. But the Bollywood actress who recently returned to India after shooting for her first Hollywood flick Spy, feels that Hollywood is much more organised than Bollywood.

"I am not saying one is better than the other as I enjoy both. But Hollywood is far more organised than Bollywood," claimed Nargis who previously was an American model.

Nargis Fakhri was born in New York to a Pakistani father Mohammed Fakhri and a Czech mother Marie Fakhri. However, her parents got divorced when Nargis was just around seven years.

Topics: nargis fakhri, main tera hero, rockstar, madras cafe, varun dhawan
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Story first published:  Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:25 [IST]
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