Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri is happy to involve herself with Maharashtrian food, music and people for her role in film “Banjo” also starring Riteish Deshmukh.
“I really love my character. I play an NRI coming from America, so I can totally understand all the issues that she goes through. So I feel very close to the character, and so it’s been a lot of fun remembering all things that has happened to me when arriving in Mumbai.
“I identify with her very much. There are many similarities,” said Nargis at a press meet to introduce the film.
She also expressed surprise that she had never seen the kind of places they were shooting at.
“Another thing that makes me really happy is that I’m learning about the Maharashtrian culture, the food, the music, and the people. For me, this entire film and the people working on it, and where we’re at, all of it is amazing,” the actress added.
The film marks the Hindi film debut of popular Marathi director Ravi Jadhav, who has made popular films such as “Natarang”, “Balak-Palak”, “Timepass” among others. The film traces the story of banjo players from Maharashtra and how the relevance of the art is deteriorating nowadays.
“When I heard the story, it was one of those stories that touches your heart and you feel so much for it. I’m super happy to be a part of the film and of course with Riteish it’s great because he is a fantastic actor and a fantastic human being, and that’s very important to me,” she added.
Nargis and Riteish will also be seen together in “Housefull 3”.