Fernandez turned restaurateur two years ago, when she teamed up with chef Dharshan Munidasa to open an eatery called Kaema Sutra in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The actor is now contemplating expanding her restaurant business. A source says, “Jacqueline spends most of her time in India due to her acting assignments. So, she feels it makes sense to have a restaurant here as well.”
The Roy (2015) star, who is currently busy promoting her upcoming film, A Flying Jatt, says, “Sri Lankan cuisine is my favourite. My restaurant there is doing really well, and I would love to bring Sri Lankan food here. But I don’t know if there is a market for such a niche cuisine in India.”
Jacqueline adds that she is planning to take things slow. “I’m planning to open something different in India. I will introduce Sri Lankan food gradually. Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city, and people here are open to exploring a variety of cuisines. So, I think they will welcome Sri Lankan food. But I need to test the market first. I am business- minded that way,” she says.