Mumbai: Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, who is starring opposite Emraan Hashmi in Bollywood film "Murder 2", is all praise for Mallika Sherawat, the lead actress in "Murder".
"I have seen `Murder` and I loved Mallika`s performance. I think she is extremely daring and that`s something we can all learn from her," Jacqueline, who was here for a promotional event of energy drink Burn at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), told reporters.
"As an actress, it`s so nice to see someone so bold, so daring and so brave and I think that`s what she stands for, which is great."
According to reports, the 25-year-old actress will be seen in a bold avatar, doing some intimate scenes with Emraan in the film.
Asked to comment on the film, she said: "When you get into a field like acting, a lot of other things become immaterial. So if the role and the script demands something, you do it."
Jacqueline, who has worked in films like "Aladin" and "Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai", will also be seen in the sequel of Sajid Khan directorial "Houseful".
So is she becoming the replacing queen?
"I don`t think it`s a matter of replacing anyone. I`m in a `Murder` sequel, which is a totally different narrative as compared to the original film. And `Houseful 2` is also a completely different narrative from its original. It`s got a completely different star cast for the girls this time. So it was not a matter of replacing anyone," the actress said.
"When people will watch `Murder 2`, they`ll realize that it`s such a different movie. So I don`t think that they`ll be able to compare even if they want to because both the films are not at all alike. If it was along the same story line or a continuation, then I would understand but here the situation is different," she added.
Jacqueline, who was crowned the Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006, made her debut in Bollywood in 2009 with Sujoy Ghosh`s "Aladin". She is happy of finally getting plump projects in the industry.
"This year things are looking a little up for me, which is great because the kind of movies I`m doing now and the kind of work I`m getting, I think I`ve kind of found my place in Bollywood," she said.