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Jacqueline Fernandez: Katrina inspires me!

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.

She elucidated, “I definitely do think Katrina has set a bench mark for a lot of people, the fact that she came into the industry and had no idea of the actual film industry of Bollywood and couldn’t speak the language and now she’s the number one actress in India. So that’s very inspirational to me. I love the fact that Bollywood is getting so much more globalised. Instead of us looking out there, people are looking to India and coming to us! ” 
The former Miss Sri Lanka admits that she would love to explore international ventures.
“I’d love to venture out into some international work,” she said. “I would like to do some work in Sri Lanka as well. I’m looking at some scripts there, and ultimately just become international. “
Jacqueline justifies very ambitiously that, “That’s important for me too because the fact that I came to India and didn’t have any idea about Bollywood and I didn’t know the language, and the fact that I still managed… I do see myself doing any kind of cinema, so I think it would be really interesting.”

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