Ileana, who has been out of the Telugu film circuit for nearly six years, is all set to stage a comeback. The actor has been scouting for roles in Bollywood but after good luck eluding her, she decided to make a comeback with the Ravi Teja starrer directed by Srinu Vaitla titled Amar Akbar Anthony. Incidentally, Ileana and Ravi Teja have shared the screen space in three movies - Khatarnak, Kick, Devudu Chesina Manushulu - in the past and their screen chemistry is good.
Source in the know say that Ileana has been paid a whopping Rs 2 crore to star in this film. Sources told in an interview to DC, â€śThe producers paid Ileana a whopping Rs 2 crore for this film, and it is a huge amount for a female lead who is making a comeback into Telugu.â€ť Having been in the Telugu film industry for around 12 years, it proves that Ileana still has a good fan base.
Directed by Srinu Vaitla, Amar Akbar Anthony is bankrolled by Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri (CVM) and Praveen Marpuri under the banner Mythrie Movie Makers. While Ileana D'Cruz and Ravi Teja play the lead pair, it has Vikramjeet Virk, Sunil, Abhimanyu Singh, Sayaji Shinde, Laya, Adithya Menon, Ravi Prakash, Srinivasa Reddy, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu, Jaya Prakash Reddy and Bharath Reddy in supporting roles. The filmâ€™s technical crew include S Thaman for music, Venkat C Dileep for cinematography and MR Varma for editing.
The shooting of this film began in New York in April this year and is progressing at a brisk pace. While the movie was originally slated for release on October 5, delay in post-production work and dubbing led to a change in release date. According to reports, Amar Akbar Anthony is slated for release this year with the release date tentatively being fixed as December 14.
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