Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, who started in the Hindi film industry with Aladin, got her true taste of Bollywood while shooting for Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai where she had to imitate screen icons like Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra.
Till about a few months back, the only Bollywood personality that Jacqueline knew was Big B, Riteish Deshmukh and Sanjay Dutt, her co-stars in Aladin.
However, it took a Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai to make her aware about other major film personalities like Dharmendra, Mithun Chakravorty, Sunny Deol and Ajay Devgn amongst others.
"Who doesn't know Amitabh Bachchan? After all he is an icon all over, including Sri Lanka. However, even after stepping into the world of Hindi films, I wasn't really too aware about her other screen personalities. I am sure not many would mind though, I am still learning," she told PTI.
But she had her share of Bollywood celebrities while on the sets of Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. In the film, where she plays a woman from planet Venus, Jacqueline is required to be a part of a hilarious sequence where she puts on TV and finds various actors staring from the screen channel after channel.
"Yes, this is a hilarious sequence where Jackie, who has just landed from Venus, gets her first taste of Bollywood medicine," said Milap Zaveri, the writer-director of the film.
"As she starts flipping channels, she comes across Himesh Reshammiya, Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Mithun Chakravorty, Ajay
Devgn, Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan. She is quite amazed on seeing their on screen antics and starts copying their trademark dance steps, dialogue delivery and kicks & punches," he added.
So what Jackie gets to see is Himesh Reshammiya coming up with a nasal rendition, Sunny Deol getting into the Yaara O
Yaara (Jeet) jig all the way, Sridevi coming up with her historic Nagina act, Dharmendra with his 'jat yamla' persona, Mithun's disco-dancer act and last but not the least, Bachchan's Tiger roar from Hum.
"Milap made me shoot this sequence on the first day of my shoot. I was so nervous. Here I was working in a comedy film
with a new director and had to basically mimic these actors.
Worse, I had no clue who they were. I asked Milap and he told me that all of them were screen legends in their own rights," remembers Jacqueline.
After the failure of Aladin, Jacqueline has pinned her hopes on Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, which hit theatres today. She recently completed a commercial with Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor and finished shooting for an item number in Housefull.