Actress Ileana D’Cruz, who has made a comeback to the Telugu industry after six years with the forthcoming film “Amar Akbar Anthony”, says she never quit her career in the south to build one in Bollywood. In a group interaction, she revealed “People have always had misconceptions about my career. After I signed “Barfi”, I was shocked to read reports that I have quit Telugu cinema for Bollywood. These were baseless allegations and it’s time to put them to rest. Why will I give up an industry which has given me an identity,” Ileana asked.
“When I was shooting for ‘Julayi’, I got an offer to work in ‘Barfi!’. It was a project with an interesting story and I didn’t want to miss. I even consulted exploring the opportunity with director Trivikram and he pushed me to accept the offer,” she said, adding she got so busy in Bollywood post “Barfi!”, she had to miss out on several Telugu offers.
Also, after a point I was being approached for dance numbers by Telugu filmmakers and I was not excited about these offers. Therefore, I waited for the right film to return and that’s how ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ happened,” she clarified. In Sreenu Vaitla directed “Amar Akbar Anthony”, Ileana has teamed up with Ravi Teja for the fourth time. Before signing off Ileana says she wants to do films that will be remembered for a long time.