Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Acting wasn’t Jacqueline Fernandez’s dream



Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, who is a Bahraini-Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant, recently revealed that she wasn’t eager to become an actress. The 30-year-old actress, who shot to renown in India by movies, such as, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai and Kick, states that though acting was never her childhood dream but she was “always comfortable” before the camera.

Jacqueline shared in an interview with a magazine that “I did a bunch of things from the age of 14. I hosted TV shows on local channels in Bahrain and also did some modeling. I was always comfortable in front of the camera,” she further continued by saying that “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,”

Actually, Jacqueline was the lover of travelling that she went to London when she was 16 year old, with the money which she earned through modeling 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 recalled as, “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.”

Japan and Antarctica are the favorite places of Jacqueline. It was inquired that what she hates regarding travelling and her reply was as, “Sometimes I dislike airports, immigration and the whole security process. It’s a big, irritating mess.” 

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.