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Nora Fatehi, the stunning Canadian dancer and actress, has danced her way into the hearts of millions of Indians. With several hit dance numbers, she has established herself in the film industry with her own hard work.

Today, she is one of the most loved actresses in the industry. However, the journey to stardom wasn’t a piece of cakewalk for her. During an interview, Nora opened up on her struggle during her initial days in Mumbai as an aspiring actor. She recalled how she had to live with nine girls in a room and called the entire experience ‘traumatising’.

In the new episode of ‘The Bombay Journey’ with Mashable India, Nora said, “I came to India with only Rs 5,000 in my pocket. I lived with nine psychopaths in a three-BHK apartment, where everyone was sharing. I used to think ‘what have I got myself into?’ I wasn’t prepared for that at all. I am still traumatized.”


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She continued, “What used to happen was that the agency would make out of you. They cut the pocket money, they pay the rent from that, they cut their commission, the air you breathe, and then they give you jo reh gaya (whatever is left) which is nothing.”

“So, we were on a diet of like one egg, nutella, bread and milk every day. It was really bad. Some of these agencies they exploit people so badly. We don’t have laws and regulations for these things. I am serious I need therapy for that time. It was a rough time.”

The actress got her first break with ‘Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans’ and there has been no looking back since then. She has been part of Telugu movies and also did some item numbers. She was also part of the Bigg Boss house.

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Her songs Saki O Saki and Dilbar Dilbar were huge hits. She also acted in Street Dancer 3D, Bhuj: The Pride of India and Crakk. Nora was last seen in Madgaon Express, which turned out to be a box office hit, directed by Kunal Kemmu.