Jacqueline Fernandez talks about working with Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal and how she is smitten by her co-stars.

Ayesha - ROY (1)

Jacqueline Fernandez

This is the first time you are playing a double role. How difficult was it for you to play the two roles in Roy?

Both the characters are completely different. Ayesha is a director and is a girl who anyone would be able to relate to as she is passionate about her career and wants to make a name. My second character Tia is an extremely witchy, glamorous lady who is a loner and loves to collect art. There is a mystery around Tia’s character. I saw them as two different characters from two different movies as my co-stars, my styling and the entire scenario is different.

How was it working with Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in Roy?

I don’t know if Ranbir is a shy or reserved person as I had never met him before we started shooting for Roy. On the sets he would give his shot and in between the shoots he would always be busy on his phone. And then one day I pepped into his phone and saw him playing Candy Crush. I had assumed that he was busy working. (laughs) ​

Over the course of shooting we started getting comfortable. He is very respectful and very professional; comes on time, gives his shot and goes back home. It was a pleasant experience working with him. Arjun on the other hand is full of energy. Once he is on the sets there are so many things happening around him and you too get sucked into it. He likes to do rehearsals and so immediately the ice is broken with him. Arjun helped me a lot with my performance. Both Arjun and Ranbir have been in the industry for such a long time and it was a pleasure to work with them. I still feel like a newcomer who has so many things to learn.

​You have worked with Salman in Kick, Ranbir in Roy and now you are working with Akshay in Brothers. How different are they from each other?

Every actor is different. I have worked with Akshay before but not opposite him (In Housefull 2). He is a great person to work with because he wraps up the shoot very fast. He is fun to work with as he is never in a bad mood. He is very professional and when you work with him you will always have a laugh. Salman is very inspiring, I worked with him in Kick and he is a hard working person who gives a lot of time to each shot. With Ranbir, I saw a very interesting side of him as an actor as he is not as outgoing as actors are. He is mostly within himself and does not express much but when you see him in front of the camera, all of sudden, all his energy is there and an unbelievable performance comes out. That was a great sight for me to see.

Could you tell us something about your Hollywood project Definition of Fear?

It’s releasing this year on Halloween. I play a psychology student just like I played in Kick, who is doing her thesis on fear. The movie is a psychological thriller and also has to do with a lot of mind games. It was an amazing experience of spending 40 days in Canada and working with an international crew. There has been a lot of learning that I take away from the film. I am glad that I am doing different cinema as this is the way I want to take my career forward.