'I felt Bollywood wasn't for me'

'I felt Bollywood wasn't for me'

Fighting On

'I felt Bollywood wasn't for me'

Working with the Bhatts for the first time in the sequel to the 2004 film, Jacqueline has steered clear from being her bubbly best.

“There is a lot of evil and darkness in 'Murder 2'. Compared to what Anurag (Basu) did in 'Murder', this one is a very dark film. It is basically Mohit’s (Suri) take on how a subject like murder should be told on screen. The film has a lot to do with the underworld in a Goan setting,” the actress said.

In 'Murder 2', Emraan Hashmi plays a serial killer. Though one will have to wait and see whether the 'serial kisser' element is explored in the film or not, Jacqueline admitted that it took her sometime before she could adjust to her co-star’s ways.

“When you meet him first, he comes across as a lot quieter than what you would imagine. In films, he looks like someone who is quite casual with a gift of the gab. However, in real life, he doesn't interact much. This left me wondering how both of would us manage to work with each other as I talk so much. I was like 'Oh my God, would I have to keep my mouth shut for most of the times on sets',” she said.

Fortunately for Jacqueline, a photoshoot was held for the two before the film went on floors. This broke the ice between the two and though they didn’t become thick friends after that, it led to a comfortable professional relationship.

“Emraan has an extremely good sense of humour and makes you laugh in the most tense moments. In fact, I was amazed at the manner he kept his cool and was chilled out even in adverse situations,” said Jacqueline.

But the Sri Lankan beauty herself didn’t have a relaxed time this past year. She didn’t have a single release to her name after both Aladin and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai tanked at the box office.

“The waiting period was possibly the most difficult time for me. This feeling is the same for anyone in the industry who is trying to make it big but for me it was a tad more difficult since I am pretty much on my own with no connections whatsoever,” said Jacqueline. Things reached to such a point that she had even contemplated quitting the industry.

“I did get to a point where I felt that perhaps Bollywood wasn’t really there for me. I thought of moving out of this all and step into something altogether different. However, it was my friend circle that stayed on to be my support system. They encouraged me to hang on and said that it was just a matter of time. Glad I listened to them.”