It was nine years ago that Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez decided to try her luck in Bollywood. She made her debut with the 2009 film Aladin, but it took her five years to finally make her place in Bollywood. It was Salman’s Kick which brought her to the forefront, and as they say, the rest is history.

Jacqueline, who is gearing up for the release of Race 3, finally spilled the reason behind joining Hindi film industry. The 32-year-old actress revealed that it was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films that attracted her towards Bollywood.

In an interview to Deccan Chronicle, she said, “When I first watched Devdas at the Cannes Film Festival, I returned home, called for a DVD and watched the film again. I found the film unbelievable; all the actors looked so amazing and their performances were so wonderful.”

“Thereafter, I watched another Sanjay Leela film, Black, and it was so emotional and different. Having watched two films of Sanjay, I decided to come to India and work with him. My dream has not yet been fulfilled,” added Jacqueline.

Jacqueline might not have got a chance to work with Bhansali as of now, but the actress is slowly and steadily moving up the chart by picking good directors. She will be next seen with Salman Khan in Race 3.