People forget celebrities are also human beings: Jacqueline

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Jacqueline…Judgments people passed on me in my early days were disturbing.

Scrutiny is the part and parcel of being famous but Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez says things become ridiculous at times as people sometimes forget that even celebrities are human beings.

The 31-year-old Dishoom actress said the people think the stars are expected to be proper always. “As a celebrity, a lot is expected from you. It can even be a little ridiculous. People at times don’t realize that even we are human beings. Like everyone has their bad days we too have, but the projection of things is so different that you see it differently,” Jacqueline told a news agency.

The actress, who came from Sri Lanka to find success in Bollywood after representing her native country in an international beauty pageant, said during her initial days, the judgments people passed on her would disturb her. But she has now learnt the art of ignoring it and has come out stronger.

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“If you allow the scrutiny to take a toll on you, it can even affect the actor within you. Initially, I had no idea what fame, acting and this film industry was. I used to get swayed by what everyone was saying. But, then you come to a point where you are like ‘Why somebody else should determine who I am?’ Now I don’t even notice people judging me. I used to feel the pressure before, now I don’t get into it at all.”

Jacqueline feels dealing with things both inside and outside of the film industry has changed her a lot as a person and she is happy with the way her life has shaped up.

“There is a huge change in me now. When people finally understand that they don’t need to fit in all the time and they can be themselves, it shows externally as well. There are things that internally happen but they show a switch in your attitude as well.

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“I am pretty happy with my life. I am happy with the way I am looking and the work I am doing. There is inner peace which I feel right now,” she said.

With A Flying Jatt being her last release of the year, the actress is now busy filming Raj and DK’s untitled project with Sidharth Malhotra.

She is also doing a Dharma project which stars Sushant Singh Rajput as the male lead. The actress turned showstopper for designer Ashsih N Soni’s new collection at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016. – CINEWS

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