Goan girl Ileana sizzled and sparkled in Telugu and then moved to Mumbai. Since them she is just a distant bleep on the radar for the Telugu audience. Many have even forgotten her completely. But, this Goa girl is now coming back to hit the marquee with Raviteja’s Amar Akbar Anthony. Those who watched the teaser of the film say, the zing is missing from Ileana and that spark of yore is gone.
Time was when the Telugu youths swooned over Ileana and penned poetry in her praise. But, her presence in Amar Akbar Anthony is largely unnoticed and there are no eulogies for her. If this film bombs, her hopes of making a comeback in Telugu will be dashed.
Sources say the lass demanded an astronomical sum for the film. The producers couldn’t get dates from any other heroine. So, they had to cough up the amount to rope in her. But, if the film fails to click, it would be a swansong for Ileana. Her Hindi career is already over and now the Telugu career too would be over.