Vastavam web: Ileana D’Cruz has been a part of several successful movies in Bollywood and down South but the actor says there was a time when she would sign a film without even thinking properly.The 30-year-old actor has worked in more than 15 films in her six year-long career in the South, before making a debut in the Hindi film industry with “Barfi!” in 2012.The “Mubarakan” actor says she eventually decided to get her feet “back on ground” and focus on taking her career forward.
“I told myself, this is never really going to last for a long time, about time I start doing good work. Then I put my head into it completely I had no idea about the South film industry and how it worked.Ileana says she was approached for Bollywood films long before “Barfi!” hit theatres but she wasn’t prepared at the time.
“I did get Bollywood offers even before my first South film and I am thankful that I didn’t make a mess of it. If I had done a Bollywood film, which has far more exposure than the South ones even though they get released worldwide, I would have made a fool of myself.” Ileana was also offered Salman Khan’s “Wanted” a film whose Telugu original “Pokiri” featured her in the female lead but the actor chose to appear for her exams over the movie.”I was offered a film of my own which was ‘Wanted’ with Salman Khan. I was actually going to do it. I was happy that my first film would be with Salman.