A few days back there were reports that Ileana has rejected a big project down the south. The actress’s side said that it was due to lack of dates as the pretty girl’s schedule is fully complete. However, some reliable sources revealed that it was due to the reason that Ileana has chosen to concentrate on her Hindi movie career, as she is committed to a movie there, after the great success of her maiden Hindi flick Barfi that also had Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead role alongside her. In addition to these reports, now the Kollywood is abuzz that Ileana has not agreed to star in Karthi’s upcoming flick titled Briyani, which is also a Venkat Prabhu directorial.
Director Venkat Prabhu was about to start the shooting of Briyani at Aamboor, with Richa Gangopadhyay as the female lead. However, due to some reason, Richa got out of the project. Sources close to the movie told the media that young Hindi actress Diana Penty is all set to star in the movie opposite Karthi. However, even that too did not turn well for Venkat Prabhu. The Mankatha director, then, seems to have approached actress Ileana to play the female lead role in the movie. It seems however, even Ileana too did not accept Venkat Prabhu’s offer. The actress seems to have declined the offer citing a few undisclosed reasons.
Now that Ileana too has declined the offer, casting for the female lead role has again become a trouble for Venkat Prabhu. Sources close to the movie unit say that, Venkat Prabhu is again searching for a pretty young girl to romance Karthi on screen.
Industry insiders, however, reveal that Ileana has declined the Briyani offer just for the sake of her Hindi career. With this, Ileana has rejected two good offers down the south, which usually actresses do when they scale up in the North!