A few months back, Jacqueline Fernandez, who often tries out different fitness routines, was trained in Kalaripayattu so she could perform the action sequences in her upcoming film — co-starring Varun Dhawan — with ease. Now, the actor has decided to take self-defence classes as well.
A source close to the actor says, “Jacqueline visited Akshay Kumar’s school in Andheri (W), as part of the promotions of their recently released film. She was really impressed with the academy, and the way the self-defence sessions are conducted there. In fact, young girls are trained for free at the school. Jacqueline was very excited to see this.”
As a result, the actor, too, got interested in the session, and told Akshay about her desire to learn the techniques. “Akshay will be arranging for a personal trainer to teach Jacqueline. She will attend a few sessions, starting next week,” adds the source.
When contacted, Jacqueline confirmed the news, saying, “Self-defence is something I have always wanted to learn. It was only recently that I decided to train in it at Akshay’s school.”