Why Ileana couldn't romance Salman Khan

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Sep 06, 2012 17:53 IST
  • Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz

    Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz are pairing up for the first time in Barfi but share an intense chemistry. Priyanka Chopra is seen in a ...

  • Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra

    Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in a wedding sequence from Barfi.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra plays an autistic girl Jhilmil in the Barfi.

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    Ranbir and Ileana in a still from Barfi.

  • Ranbir, Ileana

    Ranbir, Ileana share a liplock.

  • Barfi

    Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in a still from their upcoming rom-com Barfi! The film is directed by Anurag Basu.

  • Barfi!

    Barfi! stars Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead.

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    The romantic comedy is directed by Anurag Basu.

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    The story revolves around a boy named Murphy (Ranbir), whom everyone calls Barfi!

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    Always ready with a prank up his sleeve, Murphy is quite the charmer.

Ileana D'Cruz refused to work in Wanted, the Hindi version of Telugu hit Pokiri and thus lost the opportunity to romance Salman Khan on the big screen. Now she hopes to get another chance to team up with the Bollywood star.

"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," the actress, who is now debuting in Bollywood with Barfi! told IANS.

"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 added.

In the 2006 hit Telugu film Pokiri, she had teamed up with Mahesh. Puri Jagannadh directed it.

The Tamil version, titled Pokkiri and starring Vijay and Asin Thottumkal, was directed by Prabhu Deva who also wielded the megaphone for Wanted.

 

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