All you wanted to know about Jacqueline Fernandez
In a tete-a-tete with rediff.com, beauty queen and actress Jacqueline Fernandez, soon to be seen in the movie Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai! gets candid about her career, her personal life and a few of her favourite things.
We caught up with beauty queen and actress Jacqueline Fernandez recently and got her to share a lot of little-known facts about herself. Here's her take on fitness, looking good, housework and everything in between!
What do you do to maintain your looks?
That's quite a funny question. There is nothing you can do to look good besides basic things like eat well and exercise. That is the most basic way to maintain your looks.
What is your diet like?
It consists of lots of fish, lot of nuts. I am a Sri Lankan and fish is something that I have grown up eating. I have normal portions of three balanced meals a day.
How do you keep fit?
I do yoga and attend dance class three times a week. Once in a while I go to the gymnasium, I have a membership.
'There are good fans and bad fans'
So you're a dancer?
I am trained in jazz ballet. It gives you good pace and ups your confidence. That is my basic workout.
Could you share a quick tip to good?
I would say flash your smile. Seriously, if you feel nothing is going right for you, a smile cheers you up and makes you look good.
When did you realise you are famous?
I go to Joggers Park in Bandra and one time I was walking there, a car stopped and someone said, 'That is Jacquline Fernandez.' That was the first time I realised I am known in India.
Do your fans harass you?Yes sometimes, on my Twitter page and Facebook I get an odd request now and then. But it's alright, because there are good fans and bad fans. Nothing so shocking yet, though.
'Ranbir is the best-looking Bollywood actor'
Who is the best-looking Bollywood actor, according to you?
Right now, I would say Ranbir Kapoor is the one and as far as actresses go, it would have to be Katrina.
If you had to be in another profession, what would you do?
I would be a food documentary maker. I would want to travel the world, experience the cuisine from all over.
What is your passion in life?
Travelling. When I came to Mumbai I thought as an actress I would get to travel, but I have not been out of Mumbai so far (laughs). I also love meeting people.
Something people don't know about you?
I am a neatness freak.
What's your take on housework? Do you perform chores yourself?
I love to make my bed. Even if I am very late my bed has to be made, my dishes have to be washed. I cannot stand dust.
'I find cooking therapeutic'
Are there any mundane chores that put you off?
Cleaning my cat's litter puts me off.
Do you like to cook?
I love to cook! It is fun. I find cooking is good therapy.
Do you suffer from any phobias?
No, I don't have any.
My favourite cuisine: French
My favourite drink: Water
I love handing out: In hotel rooms
The most frequenly played song on my iPod: Depends on my mood.
My best movie of all time: Gone with the Wind
My best book of all time: God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
'A man with bad table manners is a big turn-off!'
My preferred travel destination: Would have to be a tie between the Maldives and Paris.
Makeup I cannot live without: Eyeliner
My biggest challenge is: Perfectionism
My idea of a perfect day: Lazing around, nothing to do, books, hot chai and rain.
Things that turn me on in a man: Intelligence
Things that turn me off in a man: Bad table manners.
I cannot leave home without: My keys
In my spare time, I: Clean up my house or catch up on TV series
My future plans: A few more movies and a lot more travelling!