Now for that third wish

The Walt Disney Company agonizes so over copyright infringement that I practically giggled upon discovering a 2009 Bollywood film called Aladin. Now obviously the story of the kid with the magic lamp is old enough to be public domain, though I suspect someone in Mouseburg was probably perplexed to find a Sri Lankan beauty queen named Jacqueline Fernandez playing the role of, um, Jasmine, who wasn’t, I’m pretty sure, in the Thousand and One Nights version of the tale.

That was Fernandez’ first film role; it got her a smallish part in Housefull, directed by Sajid Khan (not this Sajid Khan), and a bigger one in Housefull 2, in which she looked like this:

Jacqueline Fernandez in Housefull 2

She may be signing on for an English-language film: James Simpson’s Definition of Fear. However, apparently nothing’s graven in stone just yet.

(Posted to celebrate Fernandez’ twenty-seventh birthday.)



  1. Tatyana »

    2 June 2012 · 7:11 pm

    Sri-Lankan named Fernandez? What’s the world is coming to.

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    2 June 2012 · 7:54 pm

    Visa has been touting an African Olympic runner whose first name is Lopez…

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