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Mandakini on screen? Not really!

bollywood Updated: May 27, 2011 19:45 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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Ever since south Indian actor Ileana D’Cruz signed the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer

Barfee

, 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

Once

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

Barfee

,” says a source close to her. Right now, the 23-year-old is busy shooting for

Nanban

, the Tamil remake of

3

Idiots

.



OUATIM

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

opposite

Dum Maaro Dum

actor Rana Daggubati.

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