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Survival in film industry tough, says Jacqueline

Conviction and perseverance are two vital elements that can help a person “survive” in the film industry, especially if he or she is an “outsider”.

Without any “sugar coating”, Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez who stepped into Bollywood with her “debut in the 2009 Bollywood fantasy movie Aladin, admits the journey “is difficult”.

“My intention (to come into films) was ‘This is a fun and interesting adventure for me’.  It was like, ‘I will give it a shot’...Later on, I started realising that since this is my career choice, and if I don’t put all my focus, what will I achieve?” The actress, whose latest release is Roy”, says “if you want to survive in this industry, you have to focus on your work”.

“You cannot disconnect yourself. It is difficult and unless you are completely prepared to go with this line...that’s the only time you will succeed,” she added.

Jacqueline was last seen in Kick opposite Salman Khan which rode high in the box office because of Salman’s fan following but the actor didn’t go unnoticed in her role of a psychiatrist.

She has also starred in Murder 2, Housefull 2 and Race 2 and has always been lauded for her dance skills which she also managed to show-off in her latest movie Roy.

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