Goan chiclet Ileana’s return to South India was in much doubt. After making it big with Shankar’s Nanban remake opposite Vijay she went seeking greener pastures in Bollywood. Media was buzz that her gleaming looks would have many takers in Bollywood, ensuring a permanent spot up-country. However her cold vibes during the Bollywood shoots for Barfee with Priyanka Chopra have slipped matters out of favour for the young lady.
Sharing stage with one of Hindi film industry’s top heroine and actor Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana did confess,“I won’t say Priyanka and me are good friends.” Now it seems that Bollywood would just be a onetime affair for her, who is already planning a return down South signing up two new Telugu projects in Devudu Chesina Manushulu and Julayi. There is also news that she might be director Venkat Prabhu’schoice for his upcoming flick Biryani – A Venkat Prabhu Diet.
Saguni man Karthi has already been confirmed for the hero’s role and things are expected to roll soon. Actress Samantha was initially in line for the project but her stocked up schedules have created date problems for even big time directors Mani Ratnam and Shankar. It is reported that the Biryani team is also contemplating on getting a Bollywood face roped in and this time it might be current sensation Parineeti Chopra, who happens to be Priyanka Chopra’s cousin. Ileana on the other hand is making hot waves with Devudu Chesina Manushulu . She returns to Telugu playing a hot and trendy taxi driver opposite her favorite hero Ravi Teja.
“Her looks have been completely revamped for this project”, says a source from the sets.