Fashionista Jacqueline Fernandez, talks about her Bollywood idols; reveals her fitness secrets, diet plans and much more.
What fitness regime do you follow?
I completely rely on yoga for my fitness. Anshuka Parwani, is my personal yoga instructor for the past three years. I never believed in yoga before, she made me understand what yoga is. At times I work out in the gym too, but I feel yoga suits me better. For a change I also dance or go for a swim. You should have a good team, in order to enjoy your regular workouts or fitness routines. Thankfully, I have the best team and thus I never get bored of following my regimes and that is how I tend to look perfectly fit.
What’s the secret behind your flat abs?
The secret behind my flat abs is regular exercising. I am committed and I never miss a class. If I am busy shooting outdoors then I do meditation and pranayam. I can also do perfect head stands, and people say I make it look sexy!
Do you follow any particular diet plan?
Shonali Sabherwal, who is a macrobiotic nutritionist, takes care of my diet. I follow whatever she prescribes. I never cheat on my diet as I don’t have any major cravings so I balance my diet well.
Do you follow any fitness regime for your films?
For Race 2, I am following a particular diet and a specific exercise. The film wants me to look in a particular way. It is high on action and requires me to do a lot of stunts. I am also doing a lot of yoga, to make me more flexible.
Who is your favourite fashionista from Bollywood?
I totally adore Malaika Arora Khan and Shilpa Shetty. I mean look at Malaika, she is a mother, yet she looks so fit and young. I am totally impressed with her. Also, Shilpa, her body is proof of the power of yoga and what it can do.
One actress you admire from the B-town lot?
I completely admire Vidya Balan. She doesn’t care about how she looks; she is always simple and down to earth. I feel no matter how she looks, we love her for who she is and the kind of cinema she does. She is content with what she has and it just reflects on her face.
Which Hollywood star would you like to go on a date with?
I would love to go on a date with Christian Bale!
What according to you is most appealing in a woman?
Well, I am not going to say the obvious things like brain or heart. I feel that the legs always tend to grab a lot of eye balls.
You have signed up for PETA, is there any specific reason to it?
It happened when I was very new to Mumbai. I was walking down the Colaba market, when I saw a poor little horse, collapsing while pulling a cart due to the hot summer heat. I was truly enjoying every bit of Mumbai and suddenly seeing something like this, made me upset. Therefore, two years ago, when PETA came to me I undoubtedly signed up for Save the Horse campaign.
Your future projects
I am really happy that Housefull 2 crossed the 200 crore mark. Now I am looking forward to Race 2. I will be leaving for Turkey in a couple of weeks. I need to be prepared as it sure is going to be one hectic schedule.