Jacqueline Fernandez to romance Saif Ali Khan in ‘Jugalbandi’

Jacqueline Fernandez has been kicked out of ‘Kick 2’ but she has grabbed another meaty project. The actress has been paired opposite nawab and actor Saif Ali Khan in Sameer Sharma’s directorial venture ‘Jugalbandi’. The film is based on music.

The musical drama will see Saif Ali Khan playing a music composer who hunts for new talents. Buzz is that Kareena Kapoor will play a cameo in the film. Initially, Parineeti Chopra was approached for the role but later Jacqueline was signed.

Previously, Jacqueline and Saif Ali Khan have previously shared screen space in ‘Race 2?, but this would be the first time that the two will be romantically paired opposite each other.

The film will be produced by Salman Khan Films (SKF), and as per the latest report Salman Khan has offered the role to Jacqueline. A source confirms the development. “Salman felt Jacqueline fit the bill perfectly and asked her to come on board.”

The film was discussed at Baba Siddhiqui’s Iftaar party and Salman and Jacqueline sealed the project on dinner table.

A source close to the heroine says, “Jackie is very fond of Salman and she can’t say no to him. Plus, she has liked the script. So she will be doing the film. Currently, she has asked her team to work out the dates for the film.”

Parineeti lost the project to Jacqueline. “Pari had only been in talks for Jugalbandi with Saif Ali Khan. Now with this also landing in Jacqueline’s lap, Parineeti has no films in hand, except Sultan maybe for which her mentor Aditya Chopra is rooting for his protégée.”

The film will go on floors in January next year.