Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez belongs to Sri Lanka. But the way she speaks Hindi, despite that accent, and the manner in which she reacts to everything Indian, has only made her an integral part of Bollywood. She is proud of her connect with India and feels she belongs to Mumbai as much as her home country.
The former beauty queen made her Bollywood acting debut with Aladin in 2009. Since then she has featured in Hindi films like Murder 2, Kick and Dishoom. Ask her how she connects with Mumbai, and she feels her fashion is colourfully rich and vast, and that it’s lively, bubbly and sometimes too busy, just like Mumbai.
Since she has been staying in the city of Bollywood for a while now, has she absorbed anything from here in terms of fashion?
“Fashion is something I love to play around with. Experimenting and innovating with different silhouettes, shoes and accessories,” she said.
Talking about the festive season and what she would prefer to flaunt, she said: “Every culture has its own festivals and I love to wear attires which are true to those festivals. It’s always a great experience.
So, which era of fashion does she like?
“I grew up in the 1990s and it is such a nostalgic feeling that the 1990s trends have now made a comeback. I am loving it because I get to relive and relish my fashion moments then and now as well,” said the 31-year-old, who admires fashion sense of celebrities like Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn for their timeless beauty and style.
(With inputs from IANS)