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Katrina Kaif is an inspiration: Jacqueline Fernandez

IANS  Mumbai, April 10, 2013
First Published: 18:25 IST(10/4/2013) | Last Updated: 17:46 IST(11/4/2013)

Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, who forayed into Bollywood in 2009, says she finds inspiration in British-born actress Katrina Kaif, who has carved her own niche and battled language problems to become the success that she is despite being an outsider for the Indian film industry.

"I would like to mention Katrina Kaif because she is someone that I can relate to a lot. She has come from abroad amd she has come from London. She went through the same language problems and not being from the industry...so I can relate to her a lot. She is such a success story that I have to mention that she is an inspiration," Jacqueline said here Tuesday at the Women's Prerna Awards 2013.

The 28-year-old actress made her Bollywood debut with Aladin opposite Riteish Deshmukh, whereas Katrina made her acting debut here with the 2003 film Boom. But she gave hits after hits post Vipul Shah's 2007 offering Namastey London.

At the event, Jacqueline performed on some of her songs including the recent number Lath Lag Gayi from Race 2.

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