Goan beauty Ileana, who had virtually said no to Tollywood after the rift between her and the Telugu film industry over non-appearance for the promotion of Julayi, is likely to be back if her conditions are met. After getting brickbats here, instantly she found shelter in Bollywood and also enjoyed success with Barfi. After this episode, Ileana had almost said no to Tollywood. But it is now believed that she has been approached to do a film in Telugu and the actress has demanded 2 crores as her payment!
Ileana made a quiet debut in Kollywood playing second fiddle to Tamannah in a film titled Kedi. And, she was almost forgotten in tinsel town as she headed towards Tollywood and became a big star there.
She returned to Kollywood with Nanban and proved her mettle with a neat performance and has since became a big name in Bollywood too, courtesy the superhit Barfi. It is said that her role was taken note of and she has been receiving several offers including some opposite leading Bollywood actors.
As Telugu's favorite heroines move ahead with their careers , directors and producers in south India's biggest film industry are finding it increasingly difficult to find their leading ladies.
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Allu Arjun’s film with Puri Jagannath, Iddarammayilatho will be officially launched on October 17 and will commence its regular shoot from October 25.
Expectations are high on this project as the duo will be teaming up after a long gap. Their last film together, Desamuduru a few years back was a huge box office hit. Post Julayi, Allu Arjun is also looking for a film that will consolidate his position in the industry.
The latest buzz in Tollywood is that Samantha will be paired with Pawan Kalyan in Trivikram Srinivas’ upcoming film.
Earlier, when the film was announced, makers had named Ileana as the leading lady. But as the actress is said to be out of the good books of both her favourite directors Trivikram Srinivas and Puri Jaganath, Samantha’s name is being heard for the role.
Though any formal announcement from the makers is yet to be made, it is being said that Samantha is confirmed as the leading lady opposite Pawan Kalyan in the film.
The success of Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi seems to have attracted the producers in Tollywood. It is being said that many producers are trying to buy the rights to remake this film in south.
Buzz is that Allu Arjun is very keen to essay the role of Ranbir Kapoor. He is one star who has a very good market in the whole South Indian industry. It is not yet confirmed who will be producing the film. Though, it is being said that Allu Arvind himself might buy the rights and produce it with his star-son.
Ileana DCruz of Nanban-fame, who is making her Bollywood debut with Barfi, doesn't seem to be too bothered about the delay suffered by the film.
The actress, who is starring along with Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the film, has been quoted as saying in an interview to a news agency that the wait (for Barfi's release) was worth it. She did admit that she was a little put off when the film was getting delayed but apparently consoled herself that “whatever happens is for the best.”
Ileana Dcruz, who had previously been a favourite with leading Tollywood directors like Trivikram Srinivas and Puri Jagannath, seems to be losing place in their good books, due to her reclusive behaviour. According to the latest buzz in the industry, the Goan babe has been replaced by Kajal Agarwal in the upcoming Telugu movie by Trivikram, starring Powerstar Pawan Kalyan in the lead role.