Jackky stays off tele­vi­sion

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Gone are the days when a film ac­tor turn­ing to tele­vi­sion made head­lines. Many lead­ing ac­tors, to­day, are ei­ther judg­ing or host­ing shows on the tube. How­ever, ac­tor Jacqueline Fer­nan­dez (above) doesn’t want to join the club, just yet.

It seems that even a big pay cheque couldn’t con­vince the ac­tor to ac­cept an of­fer to host a dance-based re­al­ity TV show. A source close to Jacqueline re­veals, “A lead­ing life­style chan­nel will launch a new dance based re­al­ity show. It will fea­ture con­tes­tants from all over the world. The makers felt that Jacqueline will be apt to host the show. In the last week of Septem­ber, they ap­proached her for the same, and even of­fered her a huge amount. How­ever, she wasn’t con­vinced.”

So, what ex­actly stopped her? The source says that the 30-year-old ac­tor doesn’t think that the time is right for her to take up a tele­vi­sion show. “She is not averse to the idea, and nei­ther does she want to un­der­mine the power of In­dian tele­vi­sion. But, at present, she wants to fo­cus solely on films. She feels that it’s too early in her ca­reer to do both films and TV. When she feels set­tled enough, she will con­sider do­ing TV too,” says the source.

Jacqueline was last seen in Broth­ers along­side ac­tors Ak­shay Ku­mar and Sid­harth Malhotra.

Jacqueline wants to fo­cus solely on films. She feels that it’s too early in her ca­reer to do both films and TV

Jacqueline Fer­nan­dez, ac­tor

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