Jacqueline Fernandez: ‘Murder 2’ changed my life

After the back-to-back debacles of Aladin and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, Jacqueline had almost packed her bags. But the success of Murder 2 has given her a new lease of life in B-town

Bollywood is a good place to be, especially if you are a drop-dead gorgeous import trying to break into the top league. Beauty queen Jacqueline made a grand entry into Bollywood with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Riteish Deshmukh as her co-stars in Aladin.Sadly, despite the spectacular visual effects in the film and the fun plot, it turned out to be a very cold turkey at the BO. Director Sujoy Ghosh described the experience of watching his discovery Jacqueline in his film as “eating ice cream with the eyes”. Thanks to the scale of the production, Jacqueline didn’t go unnoticed and even won two popular Best Debut awards. She bagged a role in Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, directed by Milap Zaveri, who has been Ghosh’s partner-in-crime for a very long time. Alas, that sank too. Just when sexy Jacky would have been considering packing her bags to go back to her home in Sri Lanka, director Sajid Khan asked her to do an item number in his film Housefull. The song Dhanno became a rage and Jacky was back in business. Thanks to it, many filmmakers took notice of the actor once again. Sajid who is quite taken in by the actor at the moment, immediately cast her in Housefull 2. She also managed to bag a sexy part in Mohit Suri’s Murder 2. The movie hit the big screen recently and has already become a huge success. We hear that since the release, Jacqueline’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing. Apart from congratulatory messages, she is being offered roles by the dozen. At the recently held success party of the film, Jacqueline said, “Murder 2 has changed my life.” Wethinks she has every reason to think that way, because B-town had almost bid her goodbye, wondering ‘jaane kahan se aayi hai’, but she got her second lease of life at just the right time. The Bhatts made a killing off Jacqueline’s sex appeal and she has now become their new blue-eyed girl, a position enjoyed by Kangna Ranaut for a long time. To top it all, the babe has landed roles in both the next Bhatt ventures— Raaz 3 and Murder 3. That’s what we call a stroke of luck! And we are slowly discovering the raaz of Jacky’s success!