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ALADIN girl impresses DOSTANA, BACHNA directors

July 17, 2009 1:05:17 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Even before her first film ALADIN (a co-production of EROS and Sujoy's BOUNDSCRIPT) releases at theaters this Diwali, debutant leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez has caught the fancy of many a film makers. Two such prominent directors are Siddharth Anand [BACHNA AE HASEENO, TA RA RUM PUM, SALAAM NAMASTE] and Tarun Mansukhani [DOSTANA] who are seriously considering signing Jacqueline for their future projects.

Says a source close to Siddharth, ''Siddharth's movies have primarily been youth centric with emphasis on fun, music and celebration. He himself is quite young and a similar exuberance is seen in the films that he does. Even for his next project, he felt that Jacqueline would be the right fit since she is a young newcomer and brings with her a lot of promise.''

A comment that finds a supporter in Sujoy Ghosh, who is launching the ex-Miss Sri Lanka with ALADIN, ''Siddharth is a close friend and we bounce off story ideas to each other on a regular basis. We have also never shied away from showing each other the rushes of our films. In one such meeting, Siddharth happened to see some of Jacqueline's portions from ALADIN and was quite impressed with her exotic looks as well. He was even more impressed by her confidence considering ALADIN is her debut film.''

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On contacted Siddharth Anand takes a cautious approach while commenting, ''Yes, (Jacqueline) indeed has a great potential, something that I could make out the moment I saw a couple of songs that she has done in the film. Though our talks are currently in a very preliminary stage, I would love to work with her.''

Tarun Mansukhani is another film maker who made a splash with his debut film DOSTANA and is expected to get started on another light hearted entertainer.

Says Tarun, ''For me, it's not just the matter of (Jacqueline) showing immense confidence in her first ever movie but the fact that she has very good screen presence and her look can be tweaked around being Indian or Western as per the demand of the situation. For me, that's her biggest selling point.''


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