She is the pretty face with an hour-glass figure and oodles of confidence who is rocking Telugu cinema. She was one of the models in the Fair and Lovely ad to be asked by director Rakesh Roshan if she would work in his film.
The lissome Ileana D'Cruz's first Telugu film, Devadasu, brought her notice, and her second film -- the blockbuster Pokiri -- showed she was clearly here to stay.
Producers are queuing up to sign her on and she is juggling three movies now. It may not be long before Rakesh Roshan beckons her.
Rediff.com met Telugu cinema's latest sensation, who is still to get out of her teens, at her 100-year-old beach-facing house in Mumbai.
Text: Radhika Rajamani