MUMABI: Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez – who shot to fame in India through films like Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai and Kick – says that although acting was never her childhood dream, she was “always comfortable” before the camera.
“I did a bunch of things from the age of 14. I hosted TV shows on local channels in Bahrain and also did some modelling. I was always comfortable in front of the camera,” Jacqueline said in the April issue of The Juice magazine. “I knew I’d be doing something in the entertainment industry, something that required me to be on television or required me to be a journalist or a broadcaster. I wanted to intern with CNN or . Their investigative reporting inspired me.
I even thought I’d be a documentary filmmaker, because I loved travelling,” she added.
Jacqueline eager to work with Sooraj Pancholi
In fact, Jacqueline was such a travel junkie that upon turning 16, she went to London on the money she had made through modelling and TV shows. “I travelled on my own for 10 days. It was a crazy experience! On the second day, I ended up spending all my money and still had eight more days to go,” she recollected. “My first time there and I had no cash and was lost. There were no mobile phones then. One really sweet Indian lady helped me out.”
Some of Jacqueline’s favourite destinations are Japan and Antarctica. When asked what she hates about travel, Jacqueline said, “Sometimes I dislike airports, immigration and the whole security process. It’s a big, irritating mess.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 4th, 2016.
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