Nargis Fakhri is all set to join the extraordinary league of ladies who have donned swim wear in films. After Kareena Kapoor Khan (Tashan), Deepika Padukone (Cocktail) Bipasha Basu (Dhoom 2) and Kangana Ranaut (Rascals) now the Rockstar actress is set to trade her demure image for a desirable one in David Dhawan’s Main Tera Hero starring his son Varun.
Interestingly, Aditi Rao Hydari, who was also part of Rockstar wore a bikini for her film Boss and changed her image overnight. Perhaps that is partly responsible for Nargis agreeing to get into swimwear.
David likes to present his heroines as hot and sexy. Which is not the image the boho Nargis presently has. Says a David loyalist, “He made Kangana wear a bikini in Rascals. While the film tanked at the BO, Kangana is still remembered for her glam avatar. And this time he has convinced Nargis to wear a bikini for a song.
Nargis had just one condition — she didn’t want a usual Bollywood designer to style her. She got fashion stylist Shyamali Singh on board. David agreed and they shot the song in Thailand this week. Nargis has worn a sea-green, star-spangled lycra bikini and looks like a goddess coming out of the sea.”
Of course Nargis had to tone her body before she could wear the itsy-bitsy bikini. The source adds, “Nargis was on a high-fibre diet, juices and fruit. She went through a detox routine in Thailand, at a place frequented by Hollywood stars in the mood for de-stressing and detoxing. She also worked out for two hours every day, combined with swimming and yoga.”