It has been two years since Ileana D’Cruz was seen on the big screen but the actress is unfazed by it as she says she does not feel the need to do movies just to stay in the limelight.
Ileana was last seen in 2014 film Happy Ending opposite Saif Ali Khan. The 28-year-old actress is now gearing up for her latest release Rustom featuring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. “The gap seems to have bothered everyone else, but me. Honestly, there was one day when I thought about it.
‘It has been six months since I haven’t signed anything, is that bad?’ I talked to a few people about it but they were like just enjoy it,” Ileana told PTI. “I can’t be like one of those people who go out of their way to be seen in a film, or be in the news. I can’t do that, don’t believe in that. I feel you get your films based on merit.”
Rustom also stars Esha Gupta. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, the film is reportedly based on the 1959 Nanavati case where naval officer Kavas Maneckshaw Nanavati was tried for the murder of his wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja.
Akshay, 48, plays a Naval officer in the film while Ileana will be seen as his wife. Rustom is scheduled to release on August 12. Ileana may have featured in several films down South as well as Bollywood, but she says she does not like watching herself on-screen.
“I find awkward watching myself on screen. I don’t like watching myself on screen at all. I see the weird faces I make. I look at other actresses and wonder, ‘they look so pretty when they cry, are angry, happy’. But I look weird in every possible aspect.” The actress says though she watches her own films, she is self-critical about herself.
“I have watched my films, but I hate to watch myself in the films. I constantly go ‘Oh My God what was I doing there, my face looks hilarious… I am self critical, that’s why critics don’t bother me. I am my worst critic.”