Looks like yesterday when the Sri Lankan beauty stepped in the tinselvile with the 2009 release ‘Aladdin’ opposite Riteish Deshmukh and Amitabh Bachchan.
Though the movie went flat at the box office, the diva did made her presence felt with her girl-next-door image.
However her big break came with Mohit Suri's psychological thriller ‘Murder 2’.
Since then there has been no looking back for Jacqueline. She has been a part of several big films like ‘Race 2’, ‘Brothers’, ‘Housefull 3’ and the Salman Khan's ‘Kick’.
Now after completing seven years in the industry this year, the actress feels she is a much more confident actress today and feels ready to take up challenging roles.
"I am a more confident actress today. The change is definitely inevitable. It needs to be there, you need to grow. So that's why I am looking forward to a lot more challenging roles today than ever before," Jacqueline told PTI.
When asked if directors have not tapped her full potential as an actress, Jacqueline said, "Possibly yes. I don't know if directors haven't tapped into it but maybe, I wasn't ready before. Now I do feel ready to take on more challenging stuff. Earlier, I think I probably had not given enough (in my roles) because I wasn't ready for them."
The actress, who recently starred in Dishoom is set for her next, A Flying Jatt.
Jacqueline feels her perspective towards the craft of acting has changed and she is willing to contribute a lot more than what she used to earlier.
"Now, the kind of roles I do and the films I take on, I look at them in a different way. The perspective has definitely changed. I am enjoying the process. So from now on, I will give them a lot more so then it helps even the directors a lot," she said.
A Flying Jatt will feature Jacqueline as the love interest to Tiger Shroff's character of a superhero. The Remo D'Souza-directed superhero-action movie is scheduled to release on August 25.