‘I was terrified to work with Big B’
Debutant Jacqueline Fernandez talks about her fears before signing Aladin Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez calls her role in debut Bollywood film Aladin “a fairy-tale come true."entertainment Updated: Oct 14, 2009 17:09 IST
Debutant Jacqueline Fernandez talks about her fears before signing Aladin Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez calls her role in debut Bollywood film Aladin “a fairy-tale come true”, but the diva admits that the idea of sharing the screen with Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was “intimidating and scary”.
“I have grown up on Amitabh Bachchan’s films and my father is a huge fan. But working with Big B in my very first film — the thought was intimidating, scary and, to be honest, I was a little hesitant initially,” says the model-turned-actress.
However, Jacqueline’s fears vanished after meeting Bachchan on the sets of the film. “He is a perfect gentleman with an amazing sense of humour. It was my first movie and I was nervous, but I became confident after working with Big B. He made everything so easy,” she says, adding that she sought her father’s advice before saying yes to the project.
She says, “It was not that I needed convincing because I always dreamt of becoming a Bollywood actress, but I was scared. I kept asking my father ‘Can I do it, it is such a huge investment’ and my father was like ‘Go for it, you will be a fool to let the opportunity pass by’.”