The Nanban girl has said that like every newcomer in Bollywood, she is giving importance to it but that does not mean that Ileana prefers Hindi films to South movies. The actress claims that she is recognised as an actress here. So, she respects it a lot. The Kollywood and Tollywood shaped her career and she enjoys working in these industries.
Coming back to her debut Bollywood movie Barfi, which is releasing on September 14, she said, "I have been doing south films for six years. And there were lot of offers from Bollywood earlier which did not interest me much. The story line and my role in 'Barfi' is something I really liked a lot. It is different from what I have done so far, hence I chose to do this film. It is all about right time."
Barfi is directed by Anurag Basu and also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.