Actress Nargis Fakhri, who was criticised for her performance in Imtiaz Ali's 2011 film Rockstar, said that critics don't bother her anymore.
"Now whatever people say, it doesn't affect me in that way because after Rockstar, it was so dramatic. Now I have a better understanding. So now, I don't care. But I am so proud of that film," Nargis told IANS.
However, Nargis admitted that the negative reviews for her debut film traumatised her.
"After Rockstar, it was tough because all the reviews were so negative that it was very traumatising. I never wanted to be an actress. I didn't even ask for this. It was horrible and so dramatic," said Nargis.
Nargis is now gearing up for the release of her new film Azhar, where she will be seen portraying former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin's second wife Sangeeta Bijlani's role.
How does Nargis feel about the comparisons with Ms Bijlani?
"It's not giving me any pressure. I have done my best. Yes, I know there will be comparisons. I just want people to believe that I am her," said Nargis.
Azhar, produced by Ekta Kapoor, is written and directed by Tony D'Souza and releases this Friday. Emraan Hashmi stars as Azharuddin and Prachi Desai appears as his first wife Naureen. Additional cast includes Lara Dutta as a lawyer and Gautam Gulati as Ravi Shastri.