August 27, 2015 1:48:50 pm
She has not signed on any project post her last outing “Happy Ending” and the actress Ileana D’Cruz says she is on a break and will return soon to the silver screen with a “significant” role.
The 27-year-old “Barfi!” star said she is not happy with the film offers and have been rejecting them.
“I am on a little break because I wanted to do something different. The kind of offers that were coming on my way were not something which I wanted to do. So, I thought I should wait for a while. There is something interesting in the pipeline right now but it is not yet confirmed,” Ileana told PTI.
The Mumbai-born actress, who was in the capital recently to launch an online shopping portal Royzez.com, said she has been busy exploring photography.
“Couple of months ago, I purchased a camera. I completely prefer online shopping because it is just more convenient. It is nice to have everything under one portal.
“And I think my latest buy camera is one of my best online purchase. I love photography. I love taking pictures of kids because they are the best models,” said the actress, who unlike her contemporaries is not a fan of selfies.
Ileana started her showbiz career with Tamil films and got a dream launch in Bollywood opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in Anurag Basu’s much-acclaimed “Barfi!” followed by “Phata Poster Nikla Hero”, Main Tera Hero” and “Happy Ending”.
But her last outing as a young romantic novelist in “Happy Ending”, also starring Saif Ali Khan, failed to register at the box-office.
“Whenever I do a film, I do it with a conviction that it will be accepted by the audience. That’s how I choose my films too. I felt ‘Happy Ending’ will also do well. I really don’t know what didn’t work. Everyone has a different liking,” she said.
Ileana also denied the reports that she is starring opposite Shah Rukh Khan, whom she shares her birthday with, in Yash Raj Films’ next venture “Fan”.
“No I am not a part of ‘Fan’, There is a misunderstanding among people that I am a part of ‘Fan’ but I was a never a part of that.”
Despite her shares of highs and lows, the actress said she is happy that her career has shaped up well.
“My journey has been amazing. It’s something which I got by chance. I love that how it took me so far without being planned anything. It has been a mixture of luck and hardwork. I just feel lucky to have got so many amazing opportunities that have come my way. I am very happy with the way my career has shaped up,” she said.
When asked has she bid adieu to her down south, Ileana said, “I would love to do films in south. There is a certain kind of comfort there. There is a familiarity because I know the people there. I recently attended Chiranjeevi ji’s birthday. it was just amazing meeting them after so long. South is like the second home for me. It’s amazing to work with people you are fond of.”
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