After shocking one and all with ‘Murder 2’, Jacqueline Fernandez is gearing up for her next release ‘Housefull 2’.
The actress, who did an item number in ‘Housefull’, admitted that Sajid Khan had promised her a full fledged role in the sequel but the actress dint take the offer seriously.
“Sajid (Khan) mentioned to me during the item song that he would cast me in 'Housefull 2'. Bollywood being Bollywood, you hear promises all the time. People usually just talk and never commit, so when I got the call from Sajid Nadiadwala I thought they are pulling my leg. But they actually kept their word,” she said.
The actress confessed that she accepted the movie in blind faith and dint know the script of the movie before accepting the offer.
“I had no narration, and no idea about the role. I was to play the lead, to be at par with Asin, to pair opposite John Abraham, and work with all these amazing actors. It's Nadiadwala's production so there are times when you don't even ask for a narration, you don't care what the script is... it was one of those moments. So, I would go to the sets each day without knowing what my scene was. I wouldn't know what I was supposed to be doing,” she said to a daily in an interview.
“When it's the same team that's created magic at the box office in the past, you know you are in safe hands. When I look at offers, I think about the entire package and how it is going to work in my favor, or how it's going to project me. You know that a production will present you amazingly, and you know you are working with amazing actors, you know your director knows his facts well, so it usually is about the whole package. Until, of course, you have enough of a standing to venture out and do your own thing. I am fairly new so now I think what matters is my support in a movie,” she added.
The actress who works with 3 other female co-stars in the movie said that contrary to the belief there were no cat fights and all of them got along beautifully.
“Working with them was amazing. I didn't expect that, especially with Asin. I knew Shazahn (Padamsee) and Zarine Khan as we would meet at parties. I didn't expect Asin to be what I saw and what I see now. She is a superstar down South and she has done really huge hits in Bollywood. I was expecting someone who would look down on me a little bit and I didn't get it at all from her. In fact, she was really professional, sweet and kind,” she said.
“My first shot was with Asin where we were to pull each other's hair and slap and call each other weird names. I really didn't know how well she would take it. I haven't worked with a superstar actress before. I thought am I allowed to touch her or am I allowed to talk to her like that. But she was really cool,” she added.
The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Asin, Shreyas Talpade, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Chunky Pandey and Johnny Lever. Malaika Arora Khan does an item number in the movie.
The movie directed by Sajid Khan will release on April 5.