Revealed: Jacqueline Fernandez to play an undercover cop in Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’ – The actress will shed her coy, girlie facade and show her devil-may-care side…
Jacqueline Fernandez has played the pretty girl-next-door once too often. Now the actress is set to play a totally hat-ke role. The actress will be seen as a tough cop in Race 3 alongside Salman Khan.
Says an insider, “Jacqueline has an interesting character in this thriller. She will be the one at the helm of things, who will be inspecting the whole situation, much like Abhishek Bachchan in the Dhoom series.”
Anil Kapoor, who was part of the previous two installments of the film is missing in Race 3 as the makers wanted to change the role of the tough cop character. So they changed the gender and made it a police-woman. Jackie fits perfectly into the role.
The source adds, “Given that this is a speed-based thriller, Jackie will have a lot of action sequences and stunts, which she will do herself.” This will be a first for the actress. Except one scene in A Gentleman, Jackie hasn’t got the chance to showcase her badass side, despite being part of several films in the genre like Flying Jatt, Race 2 and Kick.
Jacqueline, who’s busy promoting Judwaa 2, will soon start filming Race 3. “Salman is also back after wrapping Tiger Zinda Hai. He will sit with the whole team of makers and directors and finalise everything. The film will roll sometime in October,” concludes the source.
Heroines who played tough cops on screen, recently
Priyanka Chopra in Don, Zanjeer and Jai
Our desi girl played the woman in uniform not once, but thrice. While she played the cop in love with the gangster in Don, Zanjeer had her all dolled up. In Jai Gangaajal, she was the no-nonsense police officer.
Tabu in Drishyam
Tabu juggled between being a tough cop and a mother, who’s lost her son in the Ajay Devgn thriller.
Rani Mukerji in Mardaani
She hit, punched and saved girls from being trafficked in this hard-hitting Pradeep Sarkar drama.
Vidya Balan in TE3N
Billed as a cameo, police inspector Vidya had a huge role to play in this whodunnit that also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Bipasha Basu in Dhoom 2
Sexy and chic, Bips nailed the glam cop look in her Dhoom outing.