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Illeana D’Cruz:I was offered a film of my own which was ‘Wanted’ with Salman Khan

Illeana D’Cruz

Illeana has been done lot number of successful films in Bollywood who herself is hailing from south but recently she shared about how there was a time that put her to sign a film without thinking on it. Illeana has been now worked in more than 15 films and that is along her 6 years career Ranbir Kapoor stretched out in south before she did her debut Bollywood film opposite and along Priyanka Chopra in Anurag Basu directorial film ‘Barfi’. She expressed her experience working in south films and how lot of films she use to do even proclaiming herself as ‘Akshay Kumar of South film Industry’. She said to PTI “I keep joking, I was the Akshay Kumar of South, I used to do four films a year. He does good films, but some films of mine were good, some weren’t. I was just signing films; there wasn’t this thing of ‘wanting to do good work’.”

Illeana who has been recently done films like ‘Mubarakan’ and ‘Baadshaho’ also told about how she eventually came into the right track “I told myself, this is never really going to last for a long time, about time I start doing good work. Then I put my head into it completely… I had no idea about the South film industry and how it worked. When I was offered a film there, I thought how would I do it, I don’t even speak the language.”She also told about how ‘Barfi’ got her in the first place “I did get Bollywood offers even before my first South film and I am thankful that I didn’t make a mess of it. If I had done a Bollywood film, which has far more exposure than the South ones even though they get released worldwide, I would have made a fool of myself.”

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