Grapevine has it that the makers of Pawan Kalyan starrer Gabbar Singh approached Ileana for the item song, which is made on the lines of Bollywood chartbuster track 'Munni badnaam hui...'. In fact, she was offered close to one crore for the three-day call sheet. However, the Kick star refused to move her hips for the special song, which was famously made by Mallika Arora in the original.
It is said that Ileana was not keen to do the song because down south the special songs are often done by the actresses, who are jobless. It is interesting to note that it was earlier reported that the actress had replaced Shruti Hassan in Gabbar Singh but later director Harish Shankar denied it and clarified that the 7th Sense actress was part of the movie. Meanwhile, the makers of the upcoming Telugu movie are now planning to approach other big names of the South India.
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.