'They would laugh, high-five each other': Nora Fatehi in tears as she opens up on being bullied in Bollywood
'They would laugh, high-five each other': Nora Fatehi in tears as she opens up on being bullied in Bollywood

Moroccan beauty Nora Fatehi, who has established herself as one of the best dancers in Bollywood with hits such as 'Manohari', 'Dilbar', 'O saki saki', 'Kamariya', 'Ek toh kam zindagani' and 'Garmi, enjoys a huge fan following in India. However, her journey to fame has been anything but easy.

In her recent interview with Dubai-based YouTuber Anas Bukhash, Nora burst into tears as she opened up about the bullying she face in the intial days of her career.

"We were so excited and so naive. When I reached India, it was nothing like (what I had imagined). I was thinking I'll get picked up by a limousine and a butler, and they're going to take me to a suite, and I would go to my auditions in that limo. It was nothing like that. I had the biggest slap in my face. The bullying, the rejection, the traumatic experience that I went through," she says, in the video she shared.

"If someone had told me that these are all the things I was going to go through -- 'You're going to meet evil people, they're going to steal your passport, you're going to get deported, you're going to go back to Canada and people are going to laugh at you. How do you go from a developed country to a developing country? You're going to go back to India, you're going to fight, learn the language, and you're going to meet people who're going to laugh at you on the way, they're going to laugh in your face'," the 'Street Dancer 3D' actress added.

Recalling her experience while auditioning for roles, an emotional Nora says, "They would start laughing together, high-fiving each other," she said, thinking to herself, "How f****g dare you, wait till I leave. Don't do it in front of my face."

Talking about her interview, Nora Fatehi wrote in the caption: "One of my most vulnerable, real and honest interviews ever, i have read all your messages and comments and it makes me feel so happy that u guys have connected with me on a human level and have understood me! Many have related to my story, my feelings and my thoughts, many have said they are inspired more than ever before! This gives me strength and drive to continue on my path and my dream to fulfill the bigger plan, to instill positivity, hope, upliftment and enlightenment via my presence! And we are getting there slowly!"

"Everyone who has reached out to say thank u for me opening up and being transparent like this i want to say thank u for taking the time to genuinely watch my interview and for respecting my journey, my thought process and admiring me. I always say I m grateful and lucky to be able to connect and touch people globally on a human level! I wouldn't have it any other way! If i can motivate and represent then I am on the right track!" she added.

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