One year and half ago. Illeana had no hits in hand. Tollywood had almost written her off. She had a string of flops to her name. Rechchipo, Saleem, Nenu Naa Rakshasi, Snehitudu, Shakti all are films that sank without trace.
Then she signed Julayi and DCM. A lease of life shall we say. She did not attend any promotional event related to the film. Illeana even absconded from the audio function of Julayi.But when she needed to work hard on her diminishing career, Illeana was least bothered.
Howeve, the actress, who is all set to debut in Bollywood with Shahid Kapoor’s Barfi, says that Hindi films will be her priority for now. “Like any debutante trying to make a mark in a new industry, I have to give it the importance it needs,” she says.