Billa starring Ajith and Nayantara was the super-hit of 2007. It is now being remade in Telugu with Prabhas in Ajith's role. Anushka, the sensuous siren has agreed to play Nayantara's part along with her daring appearance in the black bikini.
Reportedly, Anushka was okay with wearing a bikini but agreed to do the scene only if the producers gave her a breathtaking Rs. 1 crore. Sources say the producers agreed without batting an eye-lid.
Billa's shooting happened extensively in Malaysia in what is known as Little India. The treatment of the entire film was very youthful and stylish with a cutting edge to it as appropriate for a mafia movie. Audiences lapped up the razor-sharp cinematography, background music and costumes along with the actors" sleek good looks and physiques.
The producers of the Telugu version are planning to film the movie in a similar manner. Anushka, whose recent sizzling performance in Baladoor had male hearts racing, will no doubt give a great performance as a mafia don"s moll who is out to take revenge. She has acted in her one and only Tamil film Rendu opposite Madhavan, which didn't make much of an impact at the box-office.
Now that Anushka's has demanded and got her Rs. 1 crore, she has become the second heroine since Ileana to reach that figure.