I am not in love with Uday Chopra: Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri talks about men, movies and how she does not believe in the institution of marriage

“I don’t think I’d jeopardise my career by getting into a relationship at this stage,” says Nargis Fakhri when we meet her at a suburban cafe, adding, “Moreover, I don’t find the need. I’m surrounded by a bunch of friends. Boyfriends are troublesome and unnecessary.”

Surprising, considering the Rockstar actress has been more in the news for her various liaisons than her film roles. Her link-up with Uday Chopra has been a big talking point after he tweeted his love for her recently.

Says Nargis dismissively, “Uday’s only teasing. I have known him, but I am most definitely not in love with him. I am here to be the best that I can be, make money, and take off.” Not that she hasn’t been in love but “the guy went to Brazil and got married,” she says.

Career-wise, apart from Madras Cafe and the Shaukeen remake, she is also excited about her special song and dance number in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero. “I want to do that number so when I’m 70, holding a walking stick and wearing fake teeth, I can tell my grandchildren, ‘look kids, that’s your granny gyrating her oomph’.”

Talking about becoming a grandmother, is marriage on the cards? “I don’t believe in the institution of marriage. It’s a challenge to spend all your life with one person. Emotional dependency weakens you,” she quips.