|A dream she had nurtured since childhood is finally coming true this Friday. Jacqueline Fernandez is making an almost fairytale entry into Bollywood with the fantasy flick Aladin.
It’s almost as if a genie has been watching over her and guiding her every step of the way. Jacqueline’s journey to fame began in her teens, when she was just fourteen. Born to Sri Lankan mother and Indian father, Jacqueline was raised in Bahrain where she began her first stint on TV with a fitness show.
After doing her college from Australia she returned Sri Lanka to live with her grandparents and she turned a TV reporter for Sri Lanka’s internal war. A big break came her way in 2006, when she won the Miss Sri Lanka crown and later on participated in Miss Universe pageant in Los Angeles.
Though she could not win the coveted tiara, Jacqueline found many new doors open for her. One was the door to Bollywood, which many of her well wishers suggested her to step in.
“I was game for it and packed my bags for India. It was almost a fairy tale journey as I met quite a few people here. Movies too happened quite early when Sujoy Ghosh (director) confirmed that I was his Jasmine for Aladin,” Jacqueline is quoted as saying.
Another thing Jacqueline found hard to believe in this journey was that she got to act with none other than Amitabh Bachchan - her dad’s cine idol - in her very first film.
Going has been great so far for Jacqueline, and she has also signed her second film ‘Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai’. But whether she manages to win the hearts of Indian movie buffs will be known this Friday when ‘Aladin’, starring Ritesh Deshmukh, hits the theatres.