The success of Barfi and Main Tera Hero did nothing much for its leading lady Ileana D’Cruz’s career in Bollywood. And whatever advantage she gained through the two films was lost with her Saif starrer Happy Ending.
Undeterred, Ileana has now bagged a role opposite Asia’s biggest action star Jackie Chan and has even flown off to Dubai to shoot the film.
The project entitled Kung Fu Yoga is directed by Stanley Tong who earlier cast Mallika Sherawat with Jackie Chan in The Myth where Ms Sherawat had a blink-and-miss role. Ileana has a lot more to do in Kung Fu Yoga, plus some very cool stunts that Mr Chan is personally supervising.
Says a source close to the project, “Ileana’s role in Kung Fu Yoga is far lengthier than Mallika’s in The Myth. She is there all through the film.”
Sonu Sood plays the main villain in Kung Fu Yoga (and not a “parallel lead” to Jackie Chan, as Sood’s PR machinery would want us to believe).
The makers are on the look-out for a male Indian parallel lead with Jackie Chan.
Hrithik Roshan had agreed but opted out at the last minute.