A couple of months ago, it was everywhere in the news that Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez has been finalized to play the female lead in filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta’s upcoming directorial venture. Though not many details were out at that moment, the untitled project was said to be the film adaptation of British author Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller novel, ‘The Girl on the Train’ (2015) which debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list.
We didn’t hear much about the project of late. So, when a source was contacted to get some details on it, he says, “The makers wanted to finalise the script and approach other actors for different roles in the thriller. But none of this has happened so far. All that we know is Jacqueline is on board.”
However, if another source is to be believed, the film may or may not be happening anymore for reasons more than one. “The makers haven’t been able to find any financiers who are willing to invest in the movie, which is why it’s stuck. There is no clarity on whether this film has been put on hold or has been shelved. But as of now, it’s definitely not happening.”
Meanwhile, Jacqueline Fernandez is neck-deep in work. She is currently shooting for ‘Race 3’, the third instalment of the highly successful ‘Race’ (2008) franchise. Right after completing the Remo D’Souza directorial, the beautiful actress will move on to commence work on the next instalment of the ‘Kick’ (2014) franchise. Both the films have superstar Salman Khan as her leading man.
Besides these two highly awaited movies, Jacqueline will also be seen in director Taran Mansukhani’s directorial comeback ‘Drive’ where she is paired opposite the very handsome, Sushant Singh Rajput.