Being a public figure comes at a price, says Jacqueline Fernandez

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2016 11:30 IST
Actor Jacqueline Fernandez says not many actors are able to survive negative feedback from the audience. (MANOJ VERMA)

She enjoys the perks of being a celeb, but managing criticism from her fans can be quite challenging for actor Jacqueline Fernandez.

“You face a lot of mental criticism. You take on a lot, physically and psychologically. People throw so much garbage at you... because you are a public figure and you have given them that liberty,” says the 31-year-old, who in such times, questions the worth of her profession.

“There are times you think if it’s really worth it. You have your fans, but you can’t please everyone. For a section of people, you’re just an object. That can be very damaging. It can be hurtful. That’s why there is a handful of people who survive in this industry,” says Jacqueline.

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez says being a public figure has many advantages like love from fans and special treatment that actors often receive.

However, she’s quick to add that if one can survive the tough part of being a celeb, the perks are great. “The fans, adulation, love — all of it makes you realise what you’ve been working for. Seeing yourself on the big screen... the memorabilia you can carry for life... There are so many perks. There are also a lot of times where you don’t have to wait. You get special treatment. It saves you time and for me, that means a lot as I’ve worked hard to get there,” says Jacqueline.

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Meanwhile, the actor will be featuring alongside Tiger Shroff in Remo D’Souza’s upcoming film, A Flying Jatt. “It was unconventional for me. The roles I was getting were more glamorous and bold, and in a way a bit rebellious. The character (in this film), however, is sweet and kind hearted. I play an environmental studies teacher. I even wore a fringe for the role,” she says.

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