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The easy camaraderie between Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra, the stars of A Gentleman, makes them the perfect subjects for a fun interview and that is exactly what did. While Jacqueline looked sexy in her hot pants, Sidharth was dapper in his semi-formal outfit as they talked about who’s the gentleman and who’s not the gentlewoman in Bollywood. Excerpts:

What do you think is sexy about a woman?
Their personality and how they conduct themselves. Talking about their physical appearance,  I love women with open hair.

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Sidharth Malhotra And Jacqueline Fernandez In A Gentleman-Sundar, Susheel, Risky

If you had to present this title in our industry, who would it be? A. Susheel Gentleman & Gentlewoman
Sidharth: Saif Ali Khan & Deepika Padukone
Jacqueline: Shah Rukh Khan....
Sidharth: Anushka Sharma
Jacqueline: No, correct me if I am wrong, Susheel means....
Sidharth: Cultured
Jacqueline: But I thought Anushka is more outgoing
Sidharth: Why won’t a cultured person be outgoing?
Jacqueline: OK, so now that he has put me in a weird spot, it’s Anushka Sharma.
Sidharth: My definition of susheel is different from hers. It’s okay.

B. Sundar Gentleman & Gentlewoman
Jacqueline: Hrithik Roshan & Katrina Kaif
Sidharth: Jacqueline & I.

C. Risky Gentleman & Gentlewoman
Jacqueline: Salman Khan & Anushka Sharma
Sidharth: Akshay Kumar & Kangana Ranaut

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Jacqueline Fernandez And Sidharth Malhotra In Disco Disco

Sidharth, what are some of the ladylike qualities of Jacqueline and Katrina?
Sidharth: They both are very distinct personalities. I admire Jacqueline’s energy, there’s no stress that she carries on set. She is a self-made person. And Katrina is an ideal picture of a perfect woman that a man wants as a partner. Katrina is an epitome of well, lot of men want to “marry” her.

Jacqueline, what are Sidharth & Salman’s not-so-gentleman like qualities?
Sidharth is well-mannered and kind. And there’s nothing else about Sidharth which is not-so-gentleman. And about Salman, he is also a gentleman.

Sidharth, what is Alia Bhatt’s not-so-ladylike quality?
Her eating habits.

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One movie that was the riskiest in your career?
Jacqueline: Murder 2
Sidharth: Ek Villain

How important do you think A Gentleman is for your career at this point, considering Baar Baar Dekho and Flying Jatt didn’t work?
Sidharth: Absolutely. Every movie is important. I couldn’t have chosen a better film after Baar Baar Dekho. I know that film wasn’t universally accepted even though I like the content, but we are excited for this one.
Jacqueline: One just needs to put the past behind and focus on what’s ahead. But at the same time you can’t let that take away from your journey.

Jacqueline, do you think you play safe when selecting films because you still haven’t tried unconventional roles?
Sidharth: She did Brothers, a totally non-glamorous role.
Jacqueline: Yes, but people don’t see that (laughs). Why will I settle for something that is mediocre in my eyes just for the sake of doing something ‘unconventional’? That’s not right either. Something needs to come across me. Others were lucky to get those roles.

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The film features some steamy scenes. How comfortable were you two and did anything funny or difficult happen while shooting an intimate scene?
Sidharth: Jacqueline & I have been friends for a long time, so, it wasn’t difficult to shoot as such. But the only awkward part is, that in real life it is smooth but in a film when you are trying to remove your T-shirt, it is very difficult to make undressing look easy on camera. Being intimate on-screen is an art. 

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The Censor Board has a problem with sex scenes. Do you think they will cut the intimate scenes from A Gentleman? 
Sidharth: Why should they?
Jacqueline: Yes, why should they?
Sidharth: There has to be a reason. As Mr. Aamir Khan said, they are supposed to give us a censor certificate and not tell us the edit pattern and tell us what to cut. I feel it’s just wrong to say ‘Arey, ye kaat do, wo kaat do’. We didn’t get up and decide randomly to add a scene. Everything is planned, there’s so much of work that goes behind a film.

Jacqueline, what is the real deal with Taapsee Pannu? Are the rumours of the catfights true?
Sidharth: It’s her risky side.
Jacqueline: Are we back in high school? I feel stupid giving an answer to this. We are all grown adults.
Sidharth: There are so many avenues, so many pages to fill, anything on social media can be written in some or the other way.
Jacqueline: And thank god we have social media where we can clarify our stand. But in the beginning, Taapsee and I had no scenes, later we started shooting together. Nothing was true. So, to burst everyone’s bubble, catfights don’t exist.

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Sidharth, if you become a director/producer, who would be your choice for the lead pair?
I will cast myself.

You both are self-made and don’t come from a filmi family. What do you have to say about the debate on Nepotism?
Sidharth: First of all, I am thankful that the youth of India knows the word nepotism. I didn’t know it existed while growing up in Delhi. But, on a serious note, it does exist. There are so many people in the industry who are from film background but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. You can’t take away from their hard work. If a film does well, it’s because of the story and the hard work, not because of what background the actor is coming from. People don’t come to watch our films because we are outsiders.

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