Jacqueline Fernandez to open a restaurant in Colombo
Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez is ready to try her hands in a different field. As per latest reports, the model turned actor is all set to open her own restaurant in her hometown of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Jacqueline has expressed from time to time that she wants to go back to her roots and do something notable. Sources close to the actor have revealed that if everything goes according to plan, the restaurant will be opened around mid-June. The actor has reportedly taken a hands-on approach for her pet project and is taking out time from her busy schedule. The interior decoration of the new establishment will be done by Jacqueline herself. Jacqueline has been a social activist for some time now. How does she fares in her new role of entrepreneur remains to be seen.
Despite her success in Bollywood, Jacqueline has not forgotten her begining. She was born in Bahrain but moved to Sri Lanka after her graduation from Australia. It was in Sri Lanka that her road to fame began. While working as a reporter she first joined the modeling industry. She entered and won the Miss Sri Lanka Universe pageant in 2006. She also represented her country in Los Angeles at the Miss Universe 2006. She has also appeared in Sri Lankan music videos. She made her Bollywood debut in 2009 with the unsuccessful film ‘Aladin’. Despite the film’s failure, she won an IIFA award for best debutant. Her first success came in 2011in the form of the erotic thriller ‘Murder 2’, opposite Emraan Hashmi. The film did well at the box office and her performance was also praised. Her next venture ‘Housefull 2’ was even a bigger success although the film had an ensemble cast. In 2013 she saw her biggest success till date. ‘Race 2’ was trashed by critics but grossed more than 1 billion rupees at the domestic box office. Because of her back to back successes, her star is on the rise in Bollywood. She has landed several big projects and also has several brand endorsements in her hand.
Jacqueline Fernandez’s next release is ‘Kick’ opposite superstar Salman Khan. The film was intended to release on the day of Eid this year but is now facing shooting delays. She is doing a double role in the much anticipated film ‘Roy’ which also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. She is also doing an English language crime drama film, ‘According to Mathew’ by Sri Lankan director Chandran Rutnam.