From being the lucky charm of Tollywood, why has the actor suddenly become the untouchable in Telugu cinema?
‘What goes up must come down’ is a law of physics that our superstars seldom believe in. The latest to realise this hard truth is Ileana, who had become the darling of the masses and her directors, thanks to a series of hits.
It seems like the actor has now hit the trough now, as most of her hyped releases including Shakti with Jr NTR and Nenu Naa Rakshasi with Rana Daggubati, have fallen flat at the box-office. So, where does this leave the pretty bombshell?
From being the lucky charm of Tollywood, Ileana has suddenly become the untouchable in Telugu cinema. And she is banking heavily on the Trivikram-Allu Arjun project to help her reclaim her numero uno position. She has in fact slashed her salary by a huge margin for Trivikram. The actress, who used to charge close to Rs 1.5 crore per film, has reduced her remuneration to Rs 1 crore. Sources say this is inclusive of her makeup and costume expenses.