Ileana D’Cruz, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi’, revealed that she could have made her debut much earlier in Bollywood opposite Salman Khan in ‘Wanted’ but she declined the offer.
‘Wanted’ directed by Prabhu Deva was a remake of Telugu super hit movie ‘Pokiri’, in which Ileana played the female lead.
“Yes, I was approached for the remake of ‘Pokiri’ in Tamil and Hindi. I did ‘Pokiri’ in Telugu, which did a huge business. I didn't take the offer of ‘Pokiri’ in Hindi, which was titled 'Wanted', as I felt I was not prepared enough to enter Bollywood,” said Ileana to IANS.
Even though she declined to romance Salman Khan in ‘Wanted’, the actress hopes that she gets another chance to work with the Superstar.
“It was not that I didn't want to do the film, it's just that I didn't want to do it half-heartedly. I missed an opportunity to work with Salman in ‘Wanted’. But no regret as I feel ‘Barfi’ is the perfect launch for me. But I am really happy that ‘Wanted’ did well. I would love to work with Salman Khan in the near future,” she concluded.
In 'Barfi' Ranbir Kapoor plays a character of deaf and dumb boy Murphy, who is called ‘Barfi’ by all his friends. Even though Barfi is deaf and dumb he is quite a charmer and a prankster. He seems to always have a prank up his sleeve.
Priyanka Chopra plays an autistic girl Jhilmil, whom Ranbir Kapoor described as a ‘beautiful puppy dog’.
Ileana plays Ranbir Kapoor’s instructor, Shruti, who loves Murphy but marries another guy because her parents object to the relationship.
'Barfi' is basically about Murphy’s bitter-sweet relationship with Shruti (Ileana) and Jhilmil (Priyanka) and the chain of events that turns his life upside down.
‘Barfi’ is all set to release on September 14th.