Ileana D’cruz has been a steady performer in different genres like comedy, suspense drama, crime drama, and have been noticed for her role even in an all ensemble cast. Her last three films Baadshaho, Mubarakan and Raid have done good business at the box office.
Her mantra to deal with success is the same as dealing with failure, she doesn’t hold onto a victory or defeat; rather she let’s go to seek new ventures. Ileana is an established actor in the Telugu Cinema and has appeared in eight Bollywood films in the past six years.
Her Bollywood career is shaping up slower than she had expected, yet she is content with the film choices she’s made. Cast in Barfi (2012), opposite superstars Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, Ileana found her own space and connected well with the audiences. She owes the credit to Anurag Basu’s vision, and sees a film in totality, rather than her screen time.
Ileana had however, turned down the offer of Special 26, because of her minuscule contribution in the film. Ileana wants to have a role for herself, despite less screen time; it ought to make a difference or a valuable contribution to the film. She then received the spectacular role in Rustom, co-produced by Neeraj Panday.
Ileana has worked with the likes of Shahid Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in the handful of films, yet they have all been commercial successes.