Sri Lankan beauty, Jacqueline Fernandez may have been lucky to have got the major limelight ever with the release of Kick. But, the fact is that the actress had signed debutant Vikramjit Singh’s Roy opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal way before Kick came her way.

Talking about her double role in the film she says, “Playing two characters was definitely challenging because there is a lot of dialogues, so I not only had to work on my Hindi, my diction and dialogues, but also had to make sure how my voice is going to be heard, as I had a double role. There are these two characters, Aisha and Tia; Aisha is a girl who everyone can relate to, she is your everyday girl, she is filmmaker following her dreams, she is passionate, she is trying to survive in this world, make a name for herself in her career and she is very that way fearless, and I feel a lot of girls now a days are, they are standing up for themselves, they speak up for themselves, they follow their goals, dreams, its about them.”

Jacqueline Fernandez in a still from movie 'Roy'
Jacqueline Fernandez in a still from movie ‘Roy’


She further continues, “But at the same time what makes her very enduring is the fact that because she is that filmmaker, who believes in love and she believes in romance and her movies are actually about these things, how love exist and have faith in it. She is very emotional and sensitive as well. Because Aisha is a little bit more realistic to me, she is closer to my character I would say, she is just that normal, I can relate to her because she is a filmmaker and I’m also in the film industry so I know the highs, the lows, the struggle and the success. Tia on the other hand I cannot relate to her so much because she is very sophisticated and try to be sophisticated (laughs).”

Speaking about how Kick has helped her as an actor, she adds, “I signed Roy before Kick. Roy was conceptualized three years ago, it came to me two years ago and at that time the cast and locations were being locked and then I had signed Kick, then I finished shooting for Kick. I don’t know may be it’s the aftermath of Kick or something, my confidence was a lot better. And that actually was helping me in my performance. I became a little bit more open and honest to myself and with my director, when your confidence grows, you kind of give back more, so that was good.”

Romantic thriller Roy is slated to release on 13th February, 2015.

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