It’s final. Bollywood’s in-house sizzler Jacqueline Fernandez is all set to burn up the screen with Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan in his next project to be directed by Krish Jagarlamudi who last helmed by Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi. The film is a lavish historical costume drama and Jacqueline gets to do a period film for the first time.
A source close to the development informs, “Jacqueline flew down to Hyderabad to meet her leading man Pawan Kalyan and director Krish. Everything, including the price, was sorted in no time at all.”
Pawan Kalyan, who is making a big comeback to acting after a longish hiatus for politics, will be performing a lavish song-and-dance number with Jacqueline in a semi-classical Indian style. According to sources, this is again a first for Jacqueline who is known for her trendy Western dance moves .
Though the actress won’t be speaking her own Telugu lines, she is learning the basics of the language to get her feel of it. Several actresses from Bollywood before Jacqueline have made their Telugu debut quite successfully, the latest example being Shraddha Kapoor in the Prabhas starrer Saaho. Is this the beginning of a new phase in Jacqueline’s career?
Now that a formidable star like Pawan has agreed to work with Jacqueline, other Telugu superstars like Ramcharan Teja and Allu Arjun are also showing an interest in the Sri Lankan actress who made her debut in Bollywood in 2009 opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy Alladdin.