Mohan Natarajan has claimed that Ileana had agreed to act in Deiva Thiumagal and had given bulk dates to act opposite Vikram. The producer adds that he had paid Rs. 35 lakhs as an advance amount. But when she got Shankar's offer for the female lead in Nanban, she ditched their film and went on to allot the same dates for the Tamil version of the 3 Idiots.
The producer further adds that Ileana has not repaid the advance amount nor she is picking her calls. He has filed a formal complaint against the actress at the film chamber for not returning his money. He has also sought a ban on her for unprofessionalism.