Nora Fatehi Was Bullied as a Child for Being a Horrible Dancer
Nora Fatehi, famous for her performances in several popular dance numbers over the last few years, has revealed that people used to laugh at her because she did not know how to dance.
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.