Kick, Housefull 2 and Housefull 3 – These have been the three Rs. 100 Crore Club entries for Jacqueline Fernandez ever since she became a regular leading lady with Sajid Nadiadwala‘s production house Nadiadwala Grandson. Now that her next film Judwaa 2 is set for release, no one is doubting that this would emerge as her fourth century with the makers.
“This has turned out to be a wonderful partnership between the actress and the producer,” a common associate comments, “Sometimes you do gain a good professional and personal camaraderie and this has turned out to be the case here. For Nadiadwala Grandson, Jacqueline is someone who is reliable, brings good glamor quotient on screen, has a fan following of her own and can pair up well with the senior actors (Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar), those in the business for a while (John Abraham) as well as the younger lot (Varun Dhawan). On the other hand for Jacqueline too, Nadiadwala Grandson is home. She gets along well with Sajid as well as his wife Wardha Nadiadwala. She knows that she is in safe hands and would be treated well there. As an actress, she has always got what was promised and that’s a big thing actually in the industry.”
While Kick emerged as Jacqueline’s Rs. 200 crore club entry, her last release with Nadiadwala Grandson, Dishoom, was a fair success too even if it didn’t hit a century. Now that Judwaa 2 is coming, expectations are for a lot more.
“The film is hot from Day One and with David Dhawan as the director and Varun Dhawan as her co-star, there is a lot riding in there for Jacqueline,” our source adds, “Her last release A Gentleman turned out to be a commercial disappointment but she is set to celebrate all over again with Judwaa 2. It is an event holiday release and has so far hit all the right notes. Moreover, she is stepping into the part that was originally played by Karisma Kapoor in Judwaa. It is going to be a ‘dhamaal’ affair for her.”
Well, we look forward to that when the film, which has Fox associated with it, releases on September 29.