'I don't have any mentor'

'I don't have any mentor'

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has denied that Housefull 2 director Sajid Khan is her mentor and takes her career decisions.

Rumoured to be dating the director, Jacqueline, who is three films old in the industry, says she prefers to learn from her own mistakes. 

“No, he (Sajid) is not my mentor. I don’t actually have one. I don’t have any mentor. I am a very professional person, I have never had any mentor. And no he never tell me what films to do and what not. I think for me it is important that I make my own decisions,” said Jacqueline in an interview. “As I am not from the industry and am an outsider, it is easy for me to make mistakes as I don’t know how things work here. It is important to make your own mistakes and learn from them. You don’t have to listen to someone else’s advice to know what you are doing is right,” she said.

The 26-year-old actress made her debut in tinsel town with Aladin (2010) opposite Riteish Deshmukh. 

In her next film Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai, she was again paired opposite Riteish. But both these films did not work at the box office. This was followed by a cameo in Housefull and a full-fledged role in ‘Murder 2’. 

More than her professional life, the actress is in news for her rumoured relation with Sajid which she thinks is unfair.

“I feel your personal life should not be shared with the whole world. I am uncomfortable sharing it with everyone. For an actor, everything becomes publicised — from what you wear to what your diet is. The controversies that happened last year were larger than life for me. It was very shocking, how fast and big things were happening. It was unfair, things were going out of control. It was uncalled for,” Jacqueline said. 

“I did not know why I was picked on. Every time I used to comment, it led to another story.

So I stopped doing that but it was hurting me. I was pretty much alone, no one advised me on this. It keeps happening to everyone in the industry, you are not alone. It happens to the biggest of stars and they also have to go through it,” she said. “It is important for you to hold your ground, be dignified and let your work speak for yourself,” the ex-Miss Sri Lanka concluded.