MUMBAI: Jacqueline Fernandez said she yearns to do an action film as she thinks it is empowering to see women essaying such roles on-screen.
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who will be next seen in action-drama film “Brothers”, says she is keen on doing a full fledged action role.
Her co-stars in the Karan Malhotra movie, Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra, have done hard core action sequences in the film.
“I felt so left out. I was sitting at home and all these guys were doing action. I am a sports buff and I have athletic personality. I have been dying to do action (film) for a long time. Hopefully, I will be able to do one soon,” Jacqueline told PTI.
“Action is my favorite thing to do in cinema and I think it is so empowering when you see a women doing it. As very rarely you get to see it.
We have such great and strong women in the industry who can pull off as action heroines,” the 30-year-old actress said.
“With good script and character, I would like to tap into that (action film),” she added.
One can recollect that Jacqueline was offered the role of ‘Kaya’ in Hrithik Roshan’s “Krrish 3”.
Later, it was done by actress Kangana Ranaut. “That was my one opportunity to do action but I missed it,” she said.
In “Brothers”, which is a story of two estranged brothers, Jacqueline has an interesting role, which is a crucial part of the storyline.
“The film is about two brothers but unless you know their back story you won’t be able to feel for their motive behind what they are doing.
For me, Jenny (her character) and Jackie Shroff’s character (who plays the role of a father) get an insight into their lives,” Jacqueline said.
“It is a very challenging character. In the film, I am in a huge dilemma in life as my daughter is dying and we as a family can’t afford to pay for her treatment.
We are afraid of losing her and I am afraid of losing my husband,” she said.
Jacqueline thinks the audiences will be able to relate to her character as it deals with real life situations.