5 things you didn't know about November '17 cover star Jacqueline Fernandez


5 things you didn’t know about November ’17 cover star Jacqueline Fernandez

More reasons to love this effervescent star

By ELLE team  November 9th, 2017

When Jacqueline Fernandez isn’t being Bollywood’s sweetheart, setting up restaurants or campaigning for animal rights, she’s reading George Orwell, preparing for her retirement in the Mediterranean, planning a date with Deadpool, and dreaming of waking up as Kate Middleton. The effervescent actor and true-blue ’90s kid is unsurprisingly also a slam book star. We got her to answer 50 questions in a rapid-fire round. Excerpts below:

#1 ELLE: What’s a fashion trend you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Jacqueline Fernandez: Definitely Crocs. I would not wear Crocs.

#2 ELLE: You love baking. When was the last time you did it and what did you bake?

JF: I last baked banana walnut muffins for Easter with my mum. They are super-healthy and totally free of dairy, wheat and sugar. I don’t actually cook a lot, but I love baking, especially my own bread!

#3 ELLE: Which superhero would you date?

JF: Ironman! Wait, hold on, who is the other funny guy? Yeah, Deadpool! I would date Deadpool.

#4 ELLE: Who is your favourite Disney princess?

JF: Ariel and Jasmine — I can’t just pick one! The former because she was a mermaid with beautiful orange-red hair. Jasmine because she was a very strong character, not to mention, I played Jasmine in my debut film, Aladin (2009).

#5 ELLE: What do you miss most about home?

JF: Waking up and drinking my mum’s coffee.

Excerpted from Elle’s November cover story. To read the full story, subscribe to the print edition here or download the digital edition here.

Jacqueline Fernandez’s stunning photo shoot from ELLE’s November issue:

Embroidered net blouse, price on request, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Sequin and feather lehenga, price on request, Manish Malhotra. 18K white gold, diamond and sapphire earrings, price on request, Renu Oberoi Fine Jewellery

Photographs: Suresh Natarajan

Styling: Malini Banerji

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair And Make-Up: Shaan Muttathil; Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika

Chotrimall (Styling); Location Courtesy: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai


Silk blouse and lehenga, lace belt, metal and coloured stone earrings; all prices on request, Tarun Tahiliani. 18K gold, diamond and ruby ring, 18K white gold, diamond, tsavorite and pearl bracelet, 22K gold and diamond bangles; all prices on request, Sapna Mehta Fine Jewels. Metal rings, Fernandez’s own

Photographs: Suresh Natarajan

Styling: Malini Banerji

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair And Make-Up: Shaan Muttathil; Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika

Chotrimall (Styling); Location Courtesy: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai


Embellished georgette jacket, georgette pants, metal belt, metal and glass necklace; all prices on request, Tarun Tahiliani. 18K gold, polki, emerald and pearl necklace, price on request, Mahesh Notandass Fine Jewellery. Metal rings, Fernandez’s own

Photographs: Suresh Natarajan

Styling: Malini Banerji

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair And Make-Up: Shaan Muttathil; Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika

Chotrimall (Styling); Location Courtesy: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai


Elle's digital cover for November

"I think the edge of my label and the elegance of Titan Raga come together really well," says Masaba Gupta on her collaboration with the luxury watch brand. 

Photographs: Suresh Natarajan

Styling: Masaba Gupta

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair And Make-Up: Shaan Muttathil; Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika Chotrimall (Styling)

Location Courtesy: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai


Embellished georgette jacket, georgette pants, metal and glass necklace; all prices on request, Tarun Tahiliani. 18K gold, polki, emerald and pearl necklace, price on request, Mahesh Notandass Fine Jewellery. Metal rings, Fernandez’s own

Photographs: Suresh Natarajan

Styling: Malini Banerji

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair And Make-Up: Shaan Muttathil; Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika

Chotrimall (Styling); Location Courtesy: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai


Embroidered net blouse, price on request, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Sequin and feather lehenga, price on request, Manish Malhotra. 18K white gold, diamond and sapphire earrings, price on request, Renu Oberoi Fine Jewellery. 18K gold and diamond bangle, 18K gold, diamond and tanzanite bangle; both prices on request, Zoya

Photographs: Suresh Natarajan

Styling: Malini Banerji

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair And Make-Up: Shaan Muttathil; Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika

Chotrimall (Styling); Location Courtesy: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai


Silk blouse and lehenga, lace belt, metal and coloured stone earrings; all prices on request, Tarun Tahiliani. 18K gold, diamond and ruby ring, 18K white gold, diamond, tsavorite and pearl bracelet, 22K gold and diamond bangles; all prices on request, Sapna Mehta Fine Jewels. Metal rings, Fernandez’s own

Photographs: Suresh Natarajan

Styling: Malini Banerji

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair And Make-Up: Shaan Muttathil; Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika

Chotrimall (Styling); Location Courtesy: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai