Mumbai: Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is just three films old in Bollywood, regrets not doing “Krrish 3” and clarifies that director Sajid Khan does not influence her decisions.
“‘Krrish 3’… I think more of my bad luck. It was unfortunate clash of dates. I felt a major burden on lot of people, so I had to make the decision. Both parties tried hard to make it work, but it didn’t work. It’s my bad luck I couldn’t do ‘Krrish 3’,” Jacqueline, who debuted in Bollywood with 2009 release “Aladin”, told.
Another offer that she turned down was for Mahesh Bhatt’s “Raaz 3” because she didn’t want to be typecast.
“Unfortunately you tend to get stereotype in the industry and that was the major concern for me. When ‘Murder 2’ released, there were lot of offers coming my way,” she said.
“When we got into the later stage of finalisation of ‘Raaz 3’, I just was not comfortable. I felt I have done it in ‘Murder 2’, so it’s time to move on. ‘Housefull 2’ was a major relief. It’s a different genre. It sees me as a lot more Indianised,” added the 26-year-old.
Countering speculation that her “Housefull 2” director Sajid Khan is mentoring her, Jacqueline said: “There has always been a reason for my action. I am not from this industry.
“I have made my movies and career choices completely on my own. When it comes to these things, I don’t take advice. I don’t have mentors. Sajid Khan is not my mentor. People are very quick to take the credit, but are not quick to take the blame.”
Jacqueline is currently gearing up for “Housefull 2” release. The film is scheduled for an April 5 release.