Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen having special powers in her next Bollywood venture 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai'. No, she doesn't play superwoman...she plays a woman from planet Venus!
Writer-director Milap Zaveri says his film is not a sci-fi action movie but a romantic comedy about Tara, a girl from Venus who comes to Earth in search of love. And that's why he didn't want his heroine to do daredevil stunts but she does have some super abilities - the Venus woman has the power to freeze time.
'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai' is a love story rather than a superwoman story. So there was no point indulging in anything that would have made Jackie (as Jacqueline is fondly called) appear to be overtly larger than life. Yes, she is different in a lot of senses and hence there had to be something special attached to her. However, we didn't want anything too gimmicky about her behaviour or persona,' Zaveri told IANS.
Jumping from rooftops, dodging bullets, hopping across skyscrapers, taking on 200 baddies at a time and indulging in gravity-defying stunts were a complete no-no for the makers of the film. As they started exploring various options, the one that struck the right chord was the concept of 'time freeze'.
'We thought that this would be a nice touch to the character, especially so because it would work with kids as well as adults alike.
'Also, we could use this character trait in different moods and situations in the film, whether a funny sequence, a romantic moment or an emotional encounter. Once we decided to go ahead with 'time freeze', it was a matter of improvising on the script while incorporating this trait,' said Zaveri, who has written either the script or dialogues of films like 'Masti', 'Kaante', 'Jhankaar Beats' and 'Heyy Babyy'.
'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai' sees Jacqueline paired opposite Riteish Deshmukh, who had acted with the former Miss Sri Lanka in her debut film 'Aladin' as well.
So what are the sequences where Jacqueline ends up freezing time?
While Zaveri tells us to wait and watch, a source attached to the film said:
'There are some humorous as well as beautiful moments in the film when Jackie freezes time. One of the hilarious sequences is where she saves Riteish in an accident. Then there is also a point where the two eventually realize their love for each other...'.
Also starring Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sonal Sehgal and Vishal Malhotra in principal roles, 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai' boasts of a number of guest appearances - Farah Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sajid Khan, Amrita Rao, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Vidya Balan.
With music by Sajid-Wajid, the film is set to release April 9.