Ileana had a headstart on her career with Devadas and Pokiri, which took her straight to the top. But then she made a few movies like Khatarnak after Pokiri that were 'khatarnak' (dangerous) and detrimental to her career.
Jalsa has given Ileana two big reasons to celebrate one is of course the runaway success of Jalsa that was declared a hit in the opening week itself and next, her praise-worthy performance as Bhagi, the heroine.
With her portrayal of Bhagi, Ileana has proved that her acting prowess is nothing to scoff at. Jalsa has shown the way Ileana's career path will take more meaningful roles with a bit of glamour thrown in, much like Trisha, Genelia and a host of other glam dolls who do performance-oriented roles with a bit of glamour thrown in!