Nora Fatehi talks about the success of Dilbar, sharing screen with John Abraham and being a self-trained belly dancer
Not that this is the first time we are watching Nora Fatehi groove to a song, but this time she has truly hit the ball out of the park. She stars in a special song for John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate. The song titled, Dilbar, is a remake of the hit ’90s number which featured Sushmita Sen. This time there is an Arabic twist to the song and Nora can be seen belly dancing. The song has garnered 63 million views – at the time of writing this story – and with that Nora has stolen millions of hearts. In an exclusive chat with BollywoodLife, Nora opened up about the response to the song, working with John again, and her future projects.
First things first! Have you gotten a reaction from Sushmita Sen about the song? If not do you look forward to getting one?
I have not received a reaction from Sushmita ma’am yet! But I am definitely looking forward. I really like her and always admired her work and I fell in love with her when I first watched the original Dilbar!
Dilbar has turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the year. How is the view from cloud nine?
Well, I must say I am extremely humbled and still in immense disbelief. It feels great but I have a lot to prove yet. The journey has just begun. I can just thank everyone for the love and support. And the entire team for trusting me and believing in me.
Did you anticipate the phenomenal success?
I knew we were making something epic, I could just feel that energy while shooting. I really gave it my 100 per cent and worked on the song from my heart with only good intentions. I knew the response would be good but I didn’t imagine it to be this good. It’s just amazing! I am so grateful.