Ileana D’Cruz to play Sonakshi’s character in ‘Dabangg’ remake
The sultry siren Ileana D’Cruz seems to be turning the tide now. The actor, who in the recent past was toppled from Tollywood supremacy, is slowing inching back with Gabbar Singh
Ileana’s last Telugu release was Puri Jaggannath’s film, Nenu Naa Rakshasi, which tanked at the BO. With a bleak Tollywood outlook, the actor then just had a Tamil film, Nanban and the slow progressing Hindi film, Barfee in her kitty. Nanban is the Tamil remake of 3 Idiots, starring Vijay.But things seem to be moving in the right direction for the popular south actor. She is currently shooting for Trivikram’s film opposite Allu Arjun. Ileana has also replaced Shruti Haasan as the female lead in Gabbar Singh. The actor will be seen opposite Pawan Kalyan. The film is the Telugu remake of Salman Khan’s superhit Dabangg and Ileana will now reprise the role which made Sonakshi Sinha an star in Bollywood overnight. Representatives of the actor have confirmed that Ileana has been approached, but the actor has not yet signed the dotted line.
First Published: 8.15 PM IST 11.26.2011