Nora Fatehi stated that filmmakers do not want to cast her in lead roles because they are not looking past “four girls”.
She made her acting debut in the 2020 film Street Dancer 3D.
However, Nora is mostly known for her dance numbers in films, such as ‘O Saki Saki’ from Batla House.
She has admitted that it has been difficult to convince filmmakers, not because she is a dancer but because there is a shortage of filmmakers who are willing to take a chance on her.
Nora explained: “I don’t think because I dance is why they don’t want to cast me.
“Our main iconic heroines in Bollywood have been dancers who perform beautifully. And they excel in dance numbers, right? That was just a part of the package of being like an iconic heroine.
“I don’t think it was because of that. I think it was always, oh, I don’t know.
“It’s almost like let’s see who will take the chance on her [on me] and if she delivers in all the categories, meaning, the acting skills, the presence, the aura, the ability to express the language skill, then we’ll all jump on the opportunity.
“So I think it was who would have got the balls to do it first, to take a chance on me first. I think that was what everyone was waiting for.”
Accusing filmmakers of casting the same four actresses, Nora said: