Going by the grapevine, Ileana was offered to play the leading lady in Balakrishna's prestigious 100th film, Gautamiputra Satakarni, which is shaping up in the direction of Krish. Since it's the story of an unsung Satavahana ruler from 1st century AD, the female lead would be playing the princess.
However, the buzz is that, Ileana rejected the role. Earlier, Kajal made headlines for the similar reasons. Though the reason behind the rejection is unknown, the film is being in the news every other day, citing the choices that are being considered for its female lead.
Talking at a recent event, Ileana informed that she is open to do films in any language and hasn't left Telugu movies ,but is only working in Bollywood. She said she has no qualms working again in South movies.
Perhaps, her recent decision says us something else. On the other hand, the makers of the film are as well trying to rope in Nayantara. Though she is interested to grab the project, her dates are blocked during the required time.
"We had approached Nayanthara and she seemed interested. However, she has no dates till September and we couldn't afford to wait for that long. The heroine is only required in the third schedule", read a statement from the producer of the movie, Rajeev Reddy. So folks, we might soon know who is actually pairing up with Balayya.