Actress Nushrat Barucha made her Bollywood debut in 2006 with the film Jai Santoshi Maa. However, it was not until the release of her next two flicks, Kal Kisne Dekha and Pyaar Ka Punchnama, that she got the recognition she rightfully deserved.
The actress has been in the headlines ever since she wore a bold high-slit dress to the curtain-raiser ceremony of the 65th Filmfare Awards.
She took to Instagram and posted a picture of herself in the dress. Take a look:
Her sexy avatar gained a lot of attention and Nushrat received praise for the way she carried herself in the revealing dress.
While a lot of people had great things to say about the look, there were a few who trolled the actress for what she chose to wear.
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In a recent conversation with ETimes, the actress spoke about her dress, why she chose to wear it and how she was dealing with trolls.
On being asked why she chose this outfit, Nushrat said, “I think any choice you make and if it resonates with people or it kind of makes heads turn I guess, I don’t know how to say that (smiles)… but the fact that they are praising and liking it is really giving me a pat on the back because it makes me feel like what I like, I’m able to find a connection in a certain audience where they like to see me like that as well and I’m probably experimenting right. It just gives me a lot of more confidence to kind of do more such looks, to kind of push the envelope where I feel it and where I would like to.”
On being asked whether she was nervous before wearing such a bold dress, Nushrat said, “No, I wasn’t nervous actually. I think I knew very well as to what I was wearing and how I needed to carry myself, what was the right kind of walk or pose or just to be very careful as to not… so I knew it. I don’t think I was nervous. I have done songs like ‘Chote Chote Peg’ where my slits were equally high and I have danced in it in a studio with so many people around. I feel at some point, as an artist, you got to lose certain inhibitions and just be aware and sure of how you are carrying yourself. Once you have that confidence, nervousness just automatically kind of takes a back seat. So I was not nervous but I was very aware of how I’m being pictured and how I’m carrying the outfit.”
When asked whether the trolling was affecting her, she replied, “You know today social media is at such a boom and it’s not that we didn’t anticipate. It’s chaotic really, we don’t have a structure in it, and we don’t have control over it. And rightly so, I mean today everybody’s entitled to have a point of view and opinion. So there are people who like it and there are who don’t like it. Those who don’t like it definitely have the right to voice their opinions and say that ‘we don’t like it’. And I respect everyone’s opinions on it, absolutely fine no problem. Just like I would like my opinion and voice respected as well. The fact that I’m wearing an outfit like this is also a voice of mine saying ‘this is who I want to be and this is what I want to do’ and I would like that to be respected. So honestly, I don’t get affected. I don’t even read any of the trolls and comments because I do what makes me, I put myself out there. It’s totally your right to like it or not like it, that’s your opinion completely.”
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