Ileana D'Cruz was spotted at a clinic in Bandra, Mumbai. The actress opted for a black shrug, printed tee and basic blue denim for her outing. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who made a comeback to the Telugu industry after six years with the film Amar Akbar Anthony, said that she never quit her career in the south to build one in Bollywood.
"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 D'Cruz 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 was very happy for me. Even without knowing anything about my role, 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.
"It's just that I was getting really good work in Bollywood that I didn't have time for Telugu films. 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," Ileana D'Cruz clarified.
In 2012, Ileana D'Cruz made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu's Barfi!, which was followed by films such as Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Happy Ending, Rustom, Baadshaho and Raid.
Ileana D'Cruz was spotted at a clinic in Bandra, Mumbai. See pictures
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