Ever since south Indian actor Ileana D’Cruz signed the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer
, she has been making headlines in Bollywood circles. And the latest one suggests she is expected to play Mandakini, who was allegedly involved with Dawood Ibrahim, in
Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2
, which is based on the life of the dreaded gangster. It’s said that she beat the first choice Kareena Kapoor to bag the role.
But Ileana isn’t doing Milan Luthria’s film. “Ileana isn’t playing Mandakini. She hasn’t signed any Hindi film except
,” says a source close to her. Right now, the 23-year-old is busy shooting for
, the Tamil remake of
The source, however, confirms that producer Ekta Kapoor has shown interest in Ileana, saying, “Ekta called up our Hyderabad office but she plans to work with Ileana on some other film, not
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2
.” Besides Nanban, Ileana is busy with
Nenu Naa Rakshashi
Dum Maaro Dum
actor Rana Daggubati.