The decision is made. The makers of Gabbar Singh, who
threw out Shruti Hassan to rope in a A-list actress, has finalised
the leading lady for the forthcoming Telugu movie. Well, who else
can add more value than Ileana D'Cruz, the highest paid actress of
the South Indian films? Yes, the Kick gal has been
approached to romance Pawan Kalyan in the upcoming film.
Sources say that producer Ganesh has recently approached Ileana
and offered the female lead role. He met the actress on the sets of
her forthcoming Telugu movie with Allu Arjun and discussed about
his plans. The actress, who paired up with Pawan Kalyan in
Jalsa, is likely to sign the project, which is expected to
start in December.
Earlier, the makers of Gabbar Singh were worried about
Shruti Hassan's career going downhill with every flop movies to her
credits. Producer Ganesh, who is making the forthcoming Telugu
movie with the budget of Rs 40 crore, reportedly felt that the
movie requires an A-list actress to play the female lead role.
Hence, he dropped Shruti from the upcoming movie.
Gabbar Singh is a remake of Bollywood blockbuster
Dabangg. The Telugu version features Abhimanyu Singh,
Ajay, Suhasini Maniratnam, Brahmanandam and others in the cast. The
movie is directed by Harish Shankar.