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Salman Khan, Sonam are Jacqueline's Santa Claus

Directors, friends, make-up artists: Bollywood stars tell us about the people who have brought them cheer and joy.

entertainment Updated: Dec 25, 2014 12:09 IST
Hindustan Times
Salman Khan,Sonam are Jacqueline's Santa Claus

Christmas is here, so how can Santa Claus be far. Revealing who she considers her Santa, Jacqueline Fernandez says that she has not one, but two people on her list. “My celeb santas are Sonam Kapoor and Salman Khan. While Sonam is a great human being and a great friend, Salman is the one who gave my career a kick,” she says.

After soaking in the Christmas spirit in Paris, France, last year, the actor is looking forward to some family fun this time around. “I am in Bahrain with my family. I wanted to be here because last year I couldn’t celebrate it with them. I went to Paris with my friends last year, and that was one of the most memorable Christmas celebrations for me. There was festivity in the air and happiness everywhere,” says Jacqueline.

Other celebs also weigh in with who they consider their Santa this year...

Ali Fazal: My Santa is Rajkumar Hirani. He was the one who noticed me for my talent and gave me a great opportunity (in 3 Idiots; 2009). I will surely give him a secret gift one day.

Nimrat Kaur: My Santa is a make-up artist called Kapil Bhalla, who taught me how to do my make-up for the Cannes red carpet when I didn’t know anyone or anything. I can never forget how he helped me.

Richa Chadda: Anurag Kashyap (filmmaker) is my Santa. I was not in the city when he called me to offer a role in his film (Gangs Of Wasseypur; 2012). There’s been no looking back since.
Sushant Singh Rajput : My Santa is my friend Mahesh Shetty (TV actor). I don’t remember him ever saying no to any of my wishes. He is one guy I can call in the middle of the night even for something crazy.

Kriti Sanon: The first name that comes to my mind is Sajid sir (Nadiadwala; film-maker). I was an outsider in the film industry, and he gave me a dream debut. He stood by me like a mentor and a friend.

Imran Khan: My Santa would be my newborn, Imaara. As soon as she arrived, the messages I got with so many good wishes just doubled up. And of course, needless to say, there is Avantika (wife). -

First Published: Dec 25, 2014 11:57 IST