Jacqueline Fernandez to play cyclist Deborah Herold in biopic

Mumbai: In this day and age of women oriented films, Jacqueline Fernandez has taken up a women-centric movie. The actress will be seen in a biopic based on a cyclist.

If news sources are to be believed, Jacqueline has been approached for an onscreen life adaptation of Deborah Herold. It is said that the actress liked the narration and has given a verbal nod to the project.

The 23-year-old Indian cyclist hails from the Nicobar Island, and was at Port Blair when the 2004 tsunami hit. She spent over a week stuck in a tree. Since 2013, she lives in New Delhi, and trains at the Velodrome in the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. In 2014, Deborah won two gold medals at the Track Asia Cup. Later in the year, she also won five medals at the Taiwan Cup Track International Classic. She is now working towards participating at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Apart from this project, Jacquline is shooting for Drive opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. She has also reportedly given her nod to The Girl on The Train, which is Ribhu Dasgupta’s official adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s 2015 novel.