The ‘Kick’ star revealed that the film’s makers approached her from London, India Times reports.
“They were keen to sign me. The offer came from them, without me taking any initiative. It came as a shock to me. They have offered me the lead role.
“I am excited to work with Simpson, who has directed actors like Al Pacino and Penelope Cruz,” she added.
Revealing details of the film, she said: “It will be shot abroad and will be a completely new experience for me. We start shooting this month. I will have three female co-stars and I play a psychology student.”
The actress added that her role in the Salman Khan blockbuster Kick was a factor in raising her profile in the mainstream.
“Indian films get so much recognition in the international market. I think the success of my last release has made me visible at the international level.”
Fernandez is set to play a double role in Roy, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.