By Sugandha Rawal
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez has stumbled upon life-altering realisations amid the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The actress says she has realised that life is too short, and it is important to make the most of the time we have in our hands.
“Honestly, the biggest lesson has been that when it comes to humankind we are pretty irrelevant, which means that we are extremely blessed to be on this planet because the planet would go on with us or without us. So, we have to be grateful and give back. That’s the realisation — we take Earth for granted,” Jacqueline said, while reflecting upon how the lockdown has been a learning period for her.
“(Another lesson is that) life is short. We need to be doing things that we enjoy doing and love. We should be spending time with the people we love because you are her one day and gone the next. We really have to make the most out of life. It is such a lesson. These are the two main things I have realised during this period,” added the actress, who is spending her lockdown with superstar Salman Khan and others at his farmhouse in Panvel.
Amid the shutdown, she is making the most of her time by enjoying moments like horse-riding, basking in the sun and reading a book — evident in her recent Instagram posts.
On the work front, she was recently seen in “Mrs. Serial Killer”, which released on Netflix on May 1. “Mrs. Serial Killer” is directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by his filmmaker wife Farah Khan. The thriller is about a wife, whose husband has been framed and imprisoned for serial murders. She needs to perform a murder exactly like the serial killer, to prove that her husband is innocent.
The film hinges on the question — how far would you go for love.
Asked how far she would go for the people she loves, Jacqueline said: “I always think that when it comes to people you love, you kind of throw logic out of the window. But I am someone who is all about making sure that you are doing the right thing.
“It has to be the right thing. I always try to put that into perspective. If I feel a right thing is being done, then I will probably go to whatever extent I need to. I would never harm anyone though for love. I would do anything for love except harm anyone,” said the actress, who won Miss Sri Lanka beauty pageant in 2006.
She made her debut in the Indian film industry with 2009 film “Aladin” opposite actor Riteish Deshmukh. The film turned out to be a dud at the box office, but Jacqueline got noticed and went on to do films like “Housefull 2”, “Murder 2”, “Kick”, “Brothers”, “Dishoom” and “Judwaa 2”.
“Mrs. Serial Killer” also stars Manoj Bajpayee and Mohit Raina.
Recalling the experience of working on the thriller, Jacqueline said: “It was great. They were so patient, kind and very supportive. There was a beautiful sense of unity and teamwork, and you learn so much from working with such amazing actors. It was really a beautiful experience.”
Now, she is looking forward to the release of the song “Tere bina” with Salman, which they have shot amid the lockdown in the farm premises itself.
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