Lately, Bollywood filmmakers can only think of one name when they are brainstorming about dance songs - and that name is none other than Nora Fatehi. The star has grooved to Dilbar and recently starred in the remake of O Saki Saki for the John Abraham-starrer Batla House. She was also featured in Arijit Singh's Pachtaoge opposite Vicky Kaushal. Judging by her moves, one can assume that Nora would have always been a fabulous dancer, however, that is not the case at all. In a recent interview, Nora revealed a completely different story - one that you wouldn't have expected.
Nora said that as a child, she was bullied for dancing. She shared, "If you asked me 10 or 15 years ago if I’d ever be the go-to girl for dance songs and have audiences go crazy for my dance moves, I would have probably laughed. There was a time when I used to be bullied for my dance at school. People used to laugh at me and say that I didn’t know how to dance. The girls in my school were fabulous dancers. So I used to copy them and tried to get accepted but they always rejected me. I was told I wasn’t on their level of dancing.”
Born and raised in Canada, Nora now has numerous dance numbers under her name, and she's finally glad that she is a good dancer. The 27-year-old star stated, "It's an honour and gives me a lot of confidence to be considered as a good dancer. Filmmakers trust me as a newcomer, and also someone who is not from the industry, to carry a song on her shoulder alone. That’s a huge accomplishment. I never imagined that I’d be given this kind of responsibility and deliver." Nora also feels that she does not need a hero to carry her song, and also clarified that she does dance numbers instead of item numbers.