Apr 11

No Ego Issues in Housefull 2 Girls: Jacqueline Fernandez

While buzz about catfights on film sets are rampant, the girls of Housefull 2 had none of those 

On the contrary, the foursome bonded well, especially Asin and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Jackie says, “I think that as long as actors are secure in their own space, there’s no scope for rivalry. Also, none of us have ego hassles.”

And food was one of the common factors on which the actresses had bonded on.

Jackie says, “We gorged on pani puris, dosas and John’s cereal bars, which we stole from his kitty.

I love dosas and South Indian food, which John would get from home. Now that the shoot is over, we message each other on our midnight cravings.”

Apr 07

Jacqueline Fernandez clears the Rumors

After her saucy avatar in Murder 2 made headlines, Jacqueline Fernandez is now looking forward to embrace her new girl-next-door image

While Jacqueline Fernandez steers clear of all our questions around her relationship with rumoured-beau Sajid Khan, she opens up on her close friendships in the industry and her aversion to reading personal details about her life splashed across newspapers.

Normally actors have the meatier roles in comedies and girls are just the arm candies. Is it the same case with Housefull 2?
The audience will be pleasantly surprised with the way the girls have acted in the film. They have hilarious tracks.

Asin is unbelievable. Her comic timing is on par with a lot of male actors. I was really impressed.

After playing a seductress in Murder 2, you are playing a girl-next-door again. Are you trying to shed your bold image?
It’s really important for any actor to have variety in his/her work. I don’t want to be typecast and unfortunately the industry does try to stereotype actors.

Is it why you refused you have refused Krissh 3 and Raaz 3?
Raaz 3 was pretty bold but more than that, it was a pretty intense script. There were certain things that I wasn’t sure I was seasoned enough to do. To my bad luck, Krissh 3 and Housefull 2 were happening at the same time. I had to honour my prior commitment.

There are rumours that you are keeping away from bold roles because Sajid (her rumoured beau) is not comfortable?
There are rumours about everyone. You can’t believe everything. If you lead a simple life and if simple things happen to you, that doesn’t make news. So people weave all sorts of spicy stories.

When you are seeing the director of a film, does he tend to get partial towards you?
I can’t answer this.

Does an actress’ sexy image pose a hurdle in bagging performance-oriented roles?
It doesn’t, if you are a stunning actress with loads of talent like Kareena (Kapoor) and Ash (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). I think people do cast you based on your talent and nothing else.

Is it just a co-incidence that Riteish Deshmukh is your co-star in all your films except Murder 2?
It’s a pure co-incidence. Working with him is so wonderful because he is my oldest friend in the industry. We share a very good bond.

In Housefull 2, he was the only person I knew and that made things a lot easier for me.

Is it true that you opted out of a film because you were fed up with the link-up stories with Riteish?
There were quite a lot of rumours about us. There was a project that we were supposed to do together.

Does it bother you that you are more in news because of your personal life than your work?
I am a very private person. I don’t like the entire nation reading about my personal life in a newspaper.

After doing a comedy, a fantasy film, a thriller and an action flick, what are you looking forward to next?
I’d really love to do a love story. I love romantic films like Legends of The Fall, Ghost, and Gone With The Wind. I’d definitely want to see myself in one.

Mar 28

Jacqueline Fernandez to Starr in a Hollywood Movie

After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bipasha Basu’s Hollywood outing, its now model-turned-actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is all set to make a splash in a Canadian-British venture.

The 26-year-old has been approached for ‘Definition of Fear’, a project that marks the directorial debut of producer James Simpson.

“I have been approached for that. Talks are on, nothing has been finalised yet,” Jacqueline told in an interview.

Born in Sri Lanka, the former beauty queen made her acting debut in 2009 in Bollywood with a fantasy movie titled ‘Aladin’ alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, and then once again appeared alongside Ritesh in the romantic-comedy ‘Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai’. Both these films were box office duds.

However, her last outing was opposite Emraan Hashmi in ‘Murder 2’, one of the highest grossing films of 2011.

Earlier, Aishwarya featured in a Hollywood film, titled ‘The Pink Panther 2’ and Bipasha Basu would be seen in ‘Singularity’.

In the meantime, Jacqueline has been signed up for ‘Pravegaya’, her maiden outing in Sri Lankan film industry. “I have always had lot of support from Sri Lanka and people have been very nice and supporting me here.

There are lots of Bollywood fans there. Right now, our country is shaping up and our glamour and movie industry opening up. I want to be there..either to show support or be part of it some way,” the former Miss Sri Lanka said.

Back home, Jacqueline would be next seen in Sajid Khan’s ‘Housefull 2’ which has ensemble star cast including Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Asin, Zarine Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and Boman Irani. The film releases on April 5.