Sri Lanka has been battling an economic and political crisis, with protestors taking to the streets. Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who hails from Sri Lanka, penned a note to address the crisis, “As a Sri Lankan, it is heart-breaking to see what my country and countrymen are going through. I have been flooded with a lot of opinions since this began from around the world. Do not be too quick to pass a judgement and vilify any group based on what is shown. The world and my people do not need another judgement, they need empathy and support. To my country and countrymen, I am hoping this situation comes to an end soon and through means which are peaceful and for the benefit of the people. Praying for immense strength to those dealing with this.” After winning the Miss Universe Sri Lanka title in 2006, Jacqueline moved base to India and started her career in films.