She has two films to her credit – Alladin and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai and an item number – Aapka Kya Hoga from the film Housefull but actor Jacqueline Fernandez is yet to make a mark for herself in the Hindi film industry. Ask the actor to say a few lines in Hindi and she politely refuses. “Not really. Thank you. Learning the language is a process and I’m working on it.”
Her next her role is that of a sensuous model in the sequel to the Mallika Sherawat’s 2004 Blockbuster film Murder. Fernandez says, “I play a model in Murder 2 and a very strong and beautiful character. She is in love and a character who young girls can relate to. She is very sensuous but dignified at the same time. It is a role that I have never explored so I’m really looking forward to the same.”
On reports about her shedding clothes for the role and comparisons with the prequel, the actor says, “I don’t think that’s important. Murder 2 is only becoming about that, while the film is a lot deeper. It has got an intriguing narrative and it is not what Murder 1 was about. They are two completely different stories.”
Murder shot Sherawat to fame and Fernandez expec-ts the same for her. “I can only hope that what Murder did for Mallika, this film would do for me. But Mallika’s role is poles apart from mine. You need to be able to lose your inhibitions to be a good actor and that’s the only way you can get into your roles and characters.”
The three films that she has been associated with have featured actor Riteish Deshmukh and rumours are ripe that the two are a couple. “I am not dating anyone. Such rumours are a part and parcel of the industry. It doesn’t really bother me.”
The actor was in town recently to promote cotton, in association with Cotton Council International. “Cotton makes for nearly 99% of my casuals. It is comfortable and can be really worked around with,” she says.