Tuesday October 23, 2018

Bollywood’s Sri Lankan Star Says Entertainment Is A Brutal Bussiness

She promotes the idea of veganism

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Bollywood’s Sri Lankan star Jacqueline Fernandez says entertainment is a brutal and unpredictable business where things change every Friday.

Jacqueline, who made her Bollywood debut in 2009 with “Aladin”, is now a mainstream commercial actress, thanks to her successful films like “Kick” and “Judwaa 2”, and hit franchises like “Houseful” and “Race”.
But she says there is “no foolproof formula of success or failure”.

“We are living in a cut-throat world and entertainment is a very brutal business where every Friday things change. There is no foolproof formula of success or failure here, but the result gives you the reality check every week,” Jacqueline told IANS here.

“At times we get demotivated at so many different levels because everything changes on Friday — fans, idea and loyalty. When things go right consistently, we tend to forget that it is a very fickle world where we are just a moment away from the opposite side of success,” she added.

She feels that the brand of films or products that she endorses are a reflection of who she is in real life.

“When it comes to brand endorsement, I do not promote any brand where I do not believe in the product or the ideology of the brand,” said the actress who was honoured by PETA India Awards for Digital Activism.

She also promotes the idea of veganism and “no animal testing” for cosmetic products.

“There were times when I refused to be associated with a brand from where I could have earned a huge amount of money but I knew that I would not use that product. And the fact is that I am very loyal towards my fans. I cannot go and tell my 18 million fans to use something that I do not believe in. I think from the heart.”

So, is that coming from the mind of an actress who takes entertainment as a serious business of image-building or from the heart of an artiste?

“You know I think I am yet to reach a point from where I can call myself an artiste because I have to improve a lot on my craft of acting, but I surely understand the mind of an artiste — which is pure, not calculative or manipulative.

“Yes, there is a risk factor involved in it because, at times, my decision works; at times, it doesn’t… but every result teaches me something,” replied the former beauty queen.

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez, flickr

Jacqueline is playing the character of Jessica and sharing screen space with Salman Khan, Bobby Deol and Anil Kapoor in “Race 3”.

Giving an insight into the thriller, she said: “This is not the continuation of ‘Race 2’. It is a different story of a family where the narration has elements of mystery, power struggle, betrayal and suspense. (IANS)

“Jessica fights hard, her punch is real punch, her gun fight is raw!”

Her character shows the physical strength of a woman in a fight sequence.

“It is great to see that we are getting the opportunity to project ourselves like real fighters and are as strong as our male counterparts. My character fights the way a girl would fight in real life if she is attacked,” said Jacqueline.

Where does Jacqueline see herself after five years?

“I cannot predict because things are changing dramatically in the film industry and I am changing as an actor.

“So for me, while every opportunity takes you one step forward, one wrong decision can take you steps backwards, so I do not plan where I will be after five years. I want to go with the flow,” she replied.

Also read: Indian oceans Rahul Ram doesnt mind working in bollywood

Directed by Remo D’souza, “Race 3” will release on June 15.(VOA)

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Amritsar Train Tragedy Leaves Bollywood Industry in Shock

Here's how the celebrities reacted:

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Amritsar train tragedy: Bollywood shocked, calls for better safety. Twitter

The deplorable train tragedy in Amritsar in which 60 people were crushed to death and several others injured, brings the focus to how safety in public places needs to be taken more seriously in the country, say Bollywood celebrities who have sent out prayers for the victims.

The film fraternity expressed shock over the incident which took place on the festival of Dussehra on Friday. A 700 strong crowd was watching a huge Ravana effigy go up in flames amid exploding crackers when on the Joda Phatak track near Dhobi Ghat the Jalandhar-Amritsar DMU passenger train heading to Hoshiarpur from Amritsar came hurtling down around 7 p.m.

In just 10-15 seconds, it left behind a heap of crushed and dismembered bodies.

Here’s how the celebrities reacted:

Farhan Akhtar: Saddened to hear about the loss of life in Amritsar. Safety in public spaces has to be taken a lot more seriously. Deepest condolences to all families affected by this tragedy.

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt. Wikimedia Commons

Anil Kapoor: A tragic incident that could have been avoided if only. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the families of the deceased and wishing a speedy recovery for the ones injured.

Alia Bhatt: The Amritsar train accident is heartbreaking. Terrible thing to have happened. This is just another example our extremely poor attitude towards caution and safety. Prayers for all those suffering.

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Shekhar Kapur: Absolutely horrific tragedy. Heart goes to the kin of those that dies and injured. Let’s not politicise this tragic event that has left more than 60 dead and huge numbers seriously injured… obviously there will be an inquiry later.

Diana Penty: Absolutely shocked at hearing the news of the train accident in Amritsar. I just cannot fathom how something like this could have happened. My deepest condolences to all the families that have lost their loved ones. Love and prayers. (IANS)