Ileana's flag is flying high these days! Not only has she been
signed up as the brand ambassador for the ITC group (she will be
the face of ITC in South India) but also she will be starring as
Venkatesh's love interest in his next flick.
After Jalsa, Ileana took a long sabbatical and now she
is on a film signing spree to make up for lost time. She has three
big films in hand. The first is opposite Ravi Teja under Surender
Reddy's direction. The second is opposite Junior NTR to be directed
by V. Y. S. Choudhary. The third film is Saleem, starring
Vishnu, Mohan Babu's son. And now, she has bagged a Venkatesh
starrer, which will be directed by Srinu Vaitla and produced by
Suresh Babu and Giri (Sye). The film is expected to start filming
in January 2009.
She was recently in the news in the neighbouring state of Tamil
Nadu for having turned down a chance to star in the Rajnikanth
animation flick, Sultan-The Warrior. Though, the official
version is that Ileana turned the movie down as it was only an
animated feature, insiders say that her fee of Rs. 1 crore put off
the film's makers.