Nargis Fakhri takes sudden break from work
MUMBAI: Nargis Fakhri is out of country to address her health issues and not because of either a rumoured calling-off of a wedding with Uday Chopra or a decision to quit showbiz, the actor’s spokesperson has said.
Fakhri’s’ sudden disappearance from showbiz — even the promotions of her film Azhar — has left fodder for gossip mongers. There are media reports that Fakhri was all set to announce her wedding with actor-producer Uday, but he called it off. Rumours were also rife that following the apparent relationship hitting rock bottom, she had a ‘nervous breakdown’ and left the producers of all her upcoming films in a lurch.
However, the Rockstar actor’s spokesperson has a different story to tell. “Nargis has been extremely overworked after working on three films simultaneously over the last year. For someone who is used to doing one film at a time, this was quite a bit for Nargis,” he said.
“In addition, she has been unwell right through the Azhar promotions with multiple injuries — torn hamstring, anterior knee ligament thinning and mild socket dislocation along with burning of the stomach lining due to lead and arsenic poisoning,” the spokesperson added.
He went onto say that due to these multiple issues and her overall exhaustion, she had a fever of about 101 degrees right through her promotions. The representative added that it is due to Fakhri’s deteriorating condition that she had to request Sajid Nadiadwala — producer of her next film Housefull 3 — to bow out of its promotions to go back home to New York for a month to address all her medical issues and recuperate.
She plays Mohammad Azharuddin’s second wife Sangeeta Bijlani. Next up, she will be seen in Housefull 3 and Banjo, and she will be back in action soon. According to the spokesperson, she has no plans to leave B-Town and will be back to sets to complete the pending patchwork for her film Banjo in the second week of June.
“In addition, she has already verbally agreed to two other projects for 2017 before she left and will complete the paperwork when she’s back. That coupled with her brand commitments that extend over multiple years, is testament of her being here to stay for good,” the spokesperson added.
Confirming that Fakhri left mid-way through the work for Housefull 3 due to her health, Nadiadwala said: “Our priority is Nargis’s health. We do hope that she recuperates fast and can be there around the release of the film as she is an integral part of the Housefull 3 team.”