Jacqueline Fernandez has stated that she doesn’t mind if people regard her as a sex symbol.
The actress was present in the UK to attend a charity fundraiser as the ambassador for Pratham UK.
The actress who was seen romancing Emraan Hashmi in Murder 2, seems to be unaffected with the ‘sex symbol’ tag that the audience has labelled her with.
When asked about her latest sex symbol tag, she said, “I think what happens is, people do just want to see you as a glamour doll that’s put up on screen, but I guess it’s how you see yourself. “
“After Murder 2 it was all, ‘This is the new sex symbol’ and I was typecast at that point, but I never kind of let it bring me down and I was able to venture into comedy and action after that as well,” she said, referring to her role in Housefull 2.
“So I think it really comes down to how you perceive yourself and I really think you shouldn’t have to feel that, ‘Oh my looks are bringing me down’. Use it to your advantage. It’s all in your hands.
If people do want to regard me as that, that’s absolutely fine but I take my roles seriously and even if it’s small roles or anything, I give 100 %. I don’t let it chain me down in any way, however I am perceived,“ she added.
Jacqueline Fernandez who made her breakthrough into Bollywood with Aladin, said she has been inspired by Katrina Kaif’s road to success.