Tis the season for South actors to blend the boundaries and make their debut in Hindi films and the latest is Goan babe Ileana D’Cruz. She has just signed Anurag Basu’s Barfee, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.
It was reported some time back that Asin was doing the role, but now it seems it has gone to the lovely actress Ileana. Ileana isn’t one to make a wrong move for her debut after making and sustaining a successful career in the South and she had some reservations. “When UTV and Anurag Basu offered her Barfee, she made it very clear that if the film required two heroines, with Priyanka Chopra as one, she too would want equal prominence in the film, if not more. Anurag Basu assured her and so she signed on the dotted line,” a source told the Times of India.
With such an intriguing cast you can be sure we will keep our eyes on this film. Here’s wishing all the best to Ileana for her debut.