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I wish I could be the action icon in Bollywood: Jacqueline

 PTI |  2017-02-16 14:47:02.0  |  Mumbai

I wish I could be the  action icon  in Bollywood: Jacqueline

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez enjoys doing action on-screen and is keen to do more movies in the same genre. Jacqueline tried her hand in action for the first time during A Flying Jatt and now in her two upcoming films, Reload and Drive, she will be seen doing a lot more of it.

"Its an amazing genre and I feel very comfortable about it. If I could be the action icon in Bollywood it would be great. The roles in action genre for females are less as compared to actors. If there is something in action I take it up. I am dying to train and work in roles that gives me the opportunity to do action," Jacqueline said . The Kick actor feels Bollywood filmmakers can take inspiration from Hollywood when it comes to heroines doing action oriented films.

"When it comes to action for females then we can take a little bit of cue from what they (Hollywood) are doing. But if you look at actors like Tiger Shroff there is a lot that West can learn from us. He is phenomenal as an action hero and he does his own stunts and he is so good at it," she added.

The Sri Lankan beauty , who has established her career as a Bollywood actor, says that coming from a different country and culture, her journey in the Indian film industry reshaped her world completely.

"It was not easy for me to set my path here (in Mumbai) as I come from a different country and culture. I still can remember how nervous I was when I landed in the city for the first time and was looking for a cab to reach my venue. "From there, to the point where I have arrived today, has changed and reshaped my life completely.".

Jacqueline has been managing her films, brand endorsements and partying, and she is enjoying her busy life. "One can work and play. One can do both the things. You have to work hard for something what you like. It's is part of my job and I am happy about my work and it translates on-screen. For me my work has become a play," said the actor.

Jacqueline is also known for her fashion statement in the fim industry and says fashion is an individualistic choice and reflects one's true self. Calling 2017 her 'busiest year', she is excited about the diverse range of characters she will play on screen. She said, "I recently wrapped up Reload. I have amazing action sequences in that film and was excited about the stunts."

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