Actress Ileana D' Cruz is gearing up for her next film 3
Rascals, a remake of Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots.
The actress is all set to play the female lead in this film
directed by Shankar.
Ileana, who is currently filming Junior NTR's Shakti,
recently had a lengthy discussion with the director about her role.
She plays the role of a medical student, which was played by
Kareena Kapoor in the original. It seems Shankar is making some
minor changes to her character in the film to suit the taste of the
However, she has reportedly been paid a whopping Rs. 1. 4 crore
to play the lead in Telugu and Tamil versions. She will pair Mahesh
Babu in Telugu and Vijay in Tamil. Shankar has finalized Jeeva for
the third lead, which was played by Sharman Joshi in 3 Idiots. But
he is yet to finalize the actor for second lead. Aarya,
Silambarasan's name are doing rounds for second fiddle.