Is Ileana About To Join The A-List In Bollywood Too?
Ileana D’Cruz can now be said to be the first Telugu actress to join the elusive Rs 100-crore club with the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Barfi’, since her T-town hit Pokkiri just surpassed Rs 40-odd Crore and her latest hit ‘Julayi’ only crossed Rs 26-crore. “It’s my biggest grosser in my six-year-old career, but it’s not fair to compare Hindi and Telugu films, keeping in mind the limitations. But, I am elated about Barfi’s success. I enjoyed working with Ranbir and Priyanka. I also understand that Rs 100-crore is a benchmark in Bollywood.” However, her film remained ‘special’ since it drew both critical acclaim and commercial success. Ileana felt that Director Anurag sketched original characters and that those rip-off reports were blown out of proportion. Another first is her film being listed for Oscars! “It would be really great if it actually makes it to the list of final five films in the foreign language category,” says the actress. She has taken a break for a few weeks and is chilling out with her childhood friends in Australia. “The break was long overdue and I am spending time with my schoolmates. It has taken us on a nostalgic trip and we are just having a blast,” she said.