Throwback: Nargis Fakhri on link-up with Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor
Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, it is only just that we take time out for a throwback. We’re throwing back to actress Nargis Fakhri and her response to being linked romantically with Bollywood actors
While some actors choose to turn a deaf ear to rumours about link-ups and affairs, there are a few who prefer to clear the air. One of them is Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri. More than her films, the actress has often made headlines for rumours of being linked romantically to co-stars.
There were rumours of the actress being close to Ranbir Kapoor after his break-up with Deepika Padukone.
Talking to Filmfare, Nagris on her alleged link-up with Ranbir, said, "I don't think it's possible to keep in touch with people after your movie is over. See, you have your own set of friends. It's not like he was my childhood friend, who I'd run to for everything. But when I first came here, he was a good friend. He helped me adjust. Imtiaz (Ali) did too. But now they've gone, they're busy with their lives as I am with mine."
She Was Also rumoured to have been in an affair with Shahid Kapoor around the time of the release of Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
"Apparently, in a matter of a month, I was living in with two people. And someone even said that my mom came down to meet my live-in boyfriend. The truth is my mother has never been to India. I can show you her passport. These are people that are acquaintances. Shahid and I danced together at an awards show. That's all. Being a friend means someone who has been there for you, someone whose shoulder you can cry on. The term friendship should mean much more than just hanging out together," the actress clarified to the magazine.
"It's (rumours) not true and it makes things worse. It's upsetting and unfortunate. It was sad. I stopped reading newspapers. I started questioning other stories... All of it whether true or not. I started going crazy. But I am no more sad now. I have learnt to understand that is the way it is. You can't stop it. You either cry over it or not," Nargis told PTI in 2013.
In December 2007, Nargis started seeing American director Matt Alonzo. But it didn't work out between them, and they decided to go their separate ways.