Mumbai: After her saucy avatar in Murder 2 made headlines, Jacqueline Fernandez is now looking forward to embrace her new girl-next-door image. While Jacqueline Fernandez steers clear of all the questions around her relationship with rumoured-beau Sajid Khan, she opens up on her close friendships in the industry and her aversion to reading personal details about her life splashed across newspapers with a candid char with Mid-day.

Normally actors have the meatier roles in comedies and girls are just the arm candies. Is it the same case with Housefull 2?

The audience will be pleasantly surprised with the way the girls have acted in the film. They have hilarious tracks. Asin is unbelievable. Her comic timing is on par with a lot of male actors. I was really impressed.

After playing a seductress in Murder 2, you are playing a girl-next-door again. Are you trying to shed your bold image?

It’s really important for any actor to have variety in his or her work. I don’t want to be typecast and unfortunately the industry does try to stereotype actors.

Is it why you refused you have refused Krissh 3 and Raaz 3?

Raaz 3 was pretty bold but more than that, it was a pretty intense script. There were certain things that I wasn’t sure I was seasoned enough to do. To my bad luck, Krissh 3 and Housefull 2 were happening at the same time. I had to honour my prior commitment.

There are rumours that you are keeping away from bold roles because Sajid (her rumoured beau) is not comfortable?

There are rumours about everyone. You can’t believe everything. If you lead a simple life and if simple things happen to you, that doesn’t make news. So people weave all sorts of spicy stories.

When you are seeing the director of a film, does he tend to get partial towards you?

I can’t answer this.

Does an actress’ sexy image pose a hurdle in bagging performance-oriented roles?

It doesn’t, if you are a stunning actress with loads of talent like Kareena (Kapoor) and Ash (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). I think people do cast you based on your talent and nothing else.

Is it just a co-incidence that Riteish Deshmukh is your co-star in all your films except Murder 2?

It’s a pure co-incidence. Working with him is so wonderful because he is my oldest friend in the industry. We share a very good bond. In Housefull 2, he was the only person I knew and that made things a lot easier for me.

Is it true that you opted out of a film because you were fed up with the link-up stories with Riteish?

There were quite a lot of rumours about us. There was a project that we were supposed to do together.

Does it bother you that you are more in news because of your personal life than your work?

I am a very private person. I don’t like the entire nation reading about my personal life in a newspaper.

After doing a comedy, a fantasy film, a thriller and an action flick, what are you looking forward to next?

I’d really love to do a love story. I love romantic films like Legends of The Fall, Ghost, and Gone With The Wind. I’d definitely want to see myself in one.