Following in the footsteps of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (The Pink Panther 2, 2009) and Bipasha Basu (Singularity), Jacqueline Fernandez might also be set for her big break in Hollywood.
The actor has been approached for Definition of Fear, a Canadian-British venture that marks the directorial debut of producer James Simpson who backed The Merchant of Venice (2004), starring Al Pacino. “I have been approached for the film. Things are still at a discussion stage, so I will announce it only once the project is finalised,” she says.
To be shot in Canada, UK and New York, the film is likely to go on floors this summer.
In the meantime, the former Miss Sri Lanka has signed up for her maiden outing in a film from her motherland, Pravegaya. “I will just make a small appearance in the film. It’s something I was also keen on doing because the film industry (in Sri Lanka) is starting to open up and so it needs all the encouragement it can get. This is my way of showing them support,” says Jacqueline, who plays John Abraham’s girlfriend, Bobby, in Sajid Khan’s comic caper, Housefull 2.
Ask her about the project and she says, “I am very excited because it’s a huge film for me. And since my last film (Murder 2 with Emraan Hashmi) opened last year, it has been a while since I have had a release.”
Ask if comedy was a tough genre to take on and Jacqueline says, “It hasn’t been very difficult for the girls because we didn’t have too many funny scenes to perform.
What was really difficult for me was to remain serious and straight-faced in sequences where actors like Akshay Kumar and Johnny Lever were doing comedy.”