Mumbai: Actress Nargis Fakhri won’t be available for the promotions of her upcoming comedy, “Housefull 3”, as she is flying back home to New York for a month-long rest, says her spokesperson.
Shooting for three films (‘Azhar’, ‘Housefull’, ‘Banjo’) simultaneously has taken a toll on the actress and she is now taking time off to address her health issues and injuries.
“Nargis has been extremely overworked working on 3 films simultaneously over the last year. For someone who’s used to doing one film at a time, this was quite a bit for Nargis.
“She has been unwell right through the Azhar promotions with multiple injuries – torn hamstring, anterior knee ligament thinning and mild socket dislocation along with burning of the stomach lining due to lead and arsenic poisoning,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
The 36-year-old actress requested producer Sajid Nadiadwala to allow her to miss “Housefull 3” promotional activities.
“Due to her deteriorating condition, she had to request Sajid sir and bow out of ‘Housefull 3’ promotions to go back home to New York for a month to address all her medical issues and recuperate,” the spokesperson said.
Nadiadwala said, “Our priority is Nargis’s health. We do hope that she recuperates fast and can be there around the release of the film as she is an integral part of ‘Housefull 3’ team.”
The spokesperson added contrary to media reports, Nargis has no plan to quit Bollywood and will be soon back on sets of “Banjo”.
“She has no plans to leave B-Town and will be back to sets to complete the pending patchwork for her film Banjo June second week onwards with Riteish Deshmukh.
“In addition, she has already verbally agreed to two other projects for 2017 before she left and will complete the paperwork when she’s back. That coupled with her brand commitments that extend over multiple years, is testament of her being here to stay for good.