The former Miss Sri Lanka who surprised Bollywood in her debut in ‘Aladin’, Jacqueline Fernandez was awarded “Exciting New Face” at the Stardust Awards 2010.
In a somewhat rare chance, Jackie made her maiden appearance alongside veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh in the film directed by Sujoy Ghosh.
Fulfilling her childhood dreams and thrilled by her achievement in such a short period she says “This is the first award I’ve received and I shall cherish it. I will only strive harder now”.
“Jackie debuted with Amitabh Bachchan in her first film very few get the opportunity to work with a Bollywood legend this early in their career,” said Bollywood film experts.
The Sri Lankan actress received her award at a glamorous event which took place in Mumbai at Bandra Kurla complex together with all the big stars in the Bollywood film industry.
With her triumphant start, Jacqueline has joined again with Riteish Deshmukh to play in ‘Jaane Kaha Se Aaye Hai’ as her second film. The romantic comedy directed by Milap Zaveri and produced by Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja is to be released in April.