If this is true, Ileana would be the highest paid actress in the South presently, overtaking her rivals Anushka, Genelia and Tamannaah who are paid somewhere between Rs. 1 crore and Rs. 80 lakhs.
It is noteworthy that because of her high salary, Ileana was removed from dialogue writer-director Trivikram Srinivas’ upcoming Allu Arjun starrer, produced by D.V.V. Danayya under the banner of Universal Media. According to sources, the makers, who considered her name for the lead character in this untitled film, decided not to finalize her, after she quoted a whopping Rs. 1.25 crores plus an additional Rs. 40 lakhs as remuneration.