I was almost ready to leave Bollywood: Jacqueline Fernandez

Mumbai: Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez was ready to pack her bags and quit Bollywood in 2011. But a slew of projects, and brighter prospects in the industry, have enticed her to stay.

"(The year) 2011 came really unexpected... because I was almost ready to leave the industry and then 2011 just caught me by surprise and things just started getting better," Jacqueline said on the sidelines of a performance rehearsal.

The former beauty queen made her Bollywood debut with ‘Aladin’ in 2009, and went on to feature in ‘Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai’ -- both of which turned out to be duds. She also featured in ‘Murder 2’, but she was most appreciated for her item song ‘Dhanno’ in Sajid Khan`s ‘Housefull’.

And now Jacqueline is looking forward to a promising new year.

"2012 is going to be a really important year for me. It will have the most amount of releases in a year. I`ve always had a maximum of one release in a year but in 2012, I am going to have three releases. It`s going to be really exciting year for me and it will be focused completely on work," she added.

Among the films lined up for Jacqueline are ‘Housefull 2’, ‘Race 3’ and ‘Raaz 3D’ in the coming year.


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