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'People in the industry take me seriously after Bigg Boss'

March 01, 2016 09:23 IST

'There is a recall value after Bigg Boss. There are at least some fans who are excited to see what I do next.'

Nora Fatehi is ready to Rock The Party!

Nora Fatehi

Image: Nora Fatehi

Former Bigg Boss contestant Nora Fatehi has moved on to her next project, and will feature in Bombay Rockers' remixed version of Rock The Party in John Abraham-starrer Rocky Handsome.

Of Moroccan origin, Nora made her acting debut with wildlife thriller Roar -Tigers of the Sundarbans, which sank without a trace.

Nora seems pretty excited about Rock The Party.

"This is the first song to be released from the film," she says. "They could have used any other song from the film but they decided to release this one. I have really worked hard for it. It released right after Bigg Boss, so the hype is still there. I am a fan of John, even though I have only five minutes of screen time with him. I am grateful for that."

Her bits in the club song will be interspered with John’s action sequences in a bathroom.

Nora Fatehi

Image: Nora Fatehi in the song 'Rock The Part' from Rocky Handsome

"Bombay Rockers were a rage once, and they will take you down memory lane," Nora promises. "I would have loved to do the song in lip-sync but it’s a male song. My first love is acting but dancing comes naturally to me."

Nora admits she is not a trained dancer but likes to learn new dance steps from films and television. "I am more expressive when I dance," she says with a smile.

The song was shot last July, before she entered the Bigg Boss house.

"There would have been a lot of confusion if I had not done Bigg Boss and the song had released. But now, there is a recall value. There are at least some fans who are excited to see what I do next. Now people in the industry take me seriously and call me for auditions or work," Nora says.

The actress is still in contact with Bigg Boss housemates like Suyyash Rai and Kishwer Merchant. "I might do something for their Box Cricket League team," she says.

Nora Fatehi

Image: Nora Fatehi

"When I am not auditioning or meeting people, I teach myself dance. I am learning Hindi and taking diction classes," she says.

Nora’s next film is a psychological thriller calld My Birthday Song, opposite Sanjay Suri.

"Hopefully, I will do another reality show this year. I am in talks with a Hindi film and a Pakistani film. I am waiting for the right project and am not in a rush," she says confidently.

Rajul Hegde in Mumbai