Ileana who was a superstar in South India but had recently shifted her base to Bollywood film industry and ever since she had shifted to Bollywood, she had been releasing shocking statements about her life, and also made a few comments on South Indian film industry which irked the people down south. Ileana is currently promoting her movie “Raid” along with Ajay Devgn and released a shocking statement on casting couch.
During an interview with Bombay Times, she revealed that an actress who was yet to make her career asked her advice over casting couch.
“It might sound cowardly but I do agree that if you speak out about the casting couch, it will end your career. Years ago, a junior artiste down South, who was being propositioned by a big producer, sought my advice on how to deal with it. I told her that it’s something that I couldn’t decide for her. It is her decision and that nobody could force it on her. Many people have done it and it’s up to her whether she wants to go ahead and do it or not. The fact of the matter is that if an A-list star is accused of something like this, you will require a large number of people to come forward, including A-list actresses and actors, to make a difference… It will take many voices for people to acknowledge that huge stars could have such an ugly side,”
We guess it’s high time where these actors and actresses join their hands to end the nasty practice. She also said that if a lead actor is being exploited in the name of the casting couch, industry should support them and try to end the practice.
Ileana made her debut in Bollywood industry with Anurag Basu’s “Barfi” and her performance was highly praised by the critics. She then worked with Shahid Kapoor in “Phata Poster Nikla Hero” which didn’t do well in terms of collections. She then worked in “Main Tera Hero” alongside Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri which was a comedy entertainer.
Ileana played the role of a Parsi woman in the movie “Rustom” which made her famous in the industry. She then worked with Ajay Devgn in “Baadshaho” where she played the role of a queen. She is all set to release her second movie “Raid” with Ajay Devgn on March 16th, 2018.