Not even one film old, Jacqueline Fernandez seems to have impressed John Abraham. The actor has signed the actress in his next directed by close friend Sabal Shekhawat.
The project might have been shelved with Studio18 but John is quite keen to work on the project. A source reveals, ''John has seen some rushes and promos of Jacqueline's debut film Aladin and really liked her. They both work out in the same gym and also have known each other for quite sometime. During the recce of this movie, John had spoken to the director and friend Sabal about Jacqueline. Now that the Studio 18 has backed out from the project, John is considering producing the movie along with Sabal and have finalized on the model turned actress.''
The source continues, ''The movie is a drama thriller and required a glamorous chick. Jacqueline will also be seen in a sporty avatar for the film and will be having a different look in the film. The movie will be going on floors early next year after John is finished shooting with his other projects. The director yet has to finalize the location, Turkey being one of them.''
Director Sabal confirms, ''We have signed Jacqueline for the movie. It is a story about 5 ex-commandos and what happens to them. Naseeruddin Shah and Ranvir Shorey also play important roles in the film.''
Speaking about the producers of the film, he says, ''John was planning to produce the film along with my production house but nothing has been finalized. We are in talks with other production houses.''
A source close to the actress confirms, ''Jacqueline has signed the movie and is excited to work with John.''