Bollywood is intimidating: Jacqueline

New Delhi:  She is new to the country as well
as the film industry and three-film-old Jacqueline Fernandez,
who tasted success recently with Murder 2, feels Bollywood
is “intimidating”.

The 26-year-old actress, who hails from Sri Lanka, says
that being an outsider in the Hindi film industry and the
country has its own drawbacks.

“At the end of the day you are an outsider and it doesn’t
help you much when you don’t even belong to the country. You
can’t imagine how it feels for a young woman to come back to
an empty apartment, be all lonely and face her demons.

“The city starts seeming far more alien while the sheer
unpredictability of Bollywood as an industry starts
intimidating you,” Jacqueline told PTI.

It has been just three years in the industry for the
former model, who began her acting career with Aladin in
2009, followed by Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. But both films
bombed, making it tough for Jacqueline to make a mark in
Bollywood.

“I had a very rough last year. Jaane… and Housefull
released back to back and though ‘Dhanno’ was a good enough
reason to smile, honestly I expected much more from my
career,” she said.

Jacqueline, whose only silver lining was the item number
Dhanno in Housefull, said, “At the end of the day you do
expect bigger and better movies coming your way in Bollywood.
Item numbers are fine but acting is something that I wanted to
continue. Unfortunately things weren’t quite looking up at
that time.”

But Murder 2 has brought some respite to her unstable
career this year and Jacqueline has a bevy of films lined up.
Even though Hindi is an alien language for her, the actress
says she has tackled the problem.

“Language hasn’t been an issue as I have pretty much
picked up Hindi in the past three years.”

She recently bagged Krrish 3 opposite Hrithik Roshan
and is looking forward to Housefull 2 and Raaz 3.

“I am feeling a lot more settled and now is the time to
prove myself. I have been working my very hard and feeling a
lot more secure as a person.

“These are far happier times for me. I am a lot more
content than before. I have no complaints or regrets. I have
been given these opportunities and now it is up to me to make
the best out of it,” said Jacqueline.

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