All speculations can be put to rest, for the leading lady of Billa-2, who will romance Ajith has been officially announced. It is not Anushka or any other existing big heroines, but a new face Huma Qureshi. Born and brought up in Delhi, Huma now lives in Mumbai and has appeared in several TV commercials of which her ad with Aamir Khan for Samsung mobiles and with Shah Rukh Khan in Nerolac paints got her most recognition. The makers say that they were scouting for heroines all over India and Huma is the only one they found satisfying, for she had the right attitude, talent and looks. This lucky actress is also making her Hindi debut soon, with Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur.
The director Chakri Toleti said that the role of the heroine is highly demanded and he is doubly sure that Huma can pull it off. He also confirms that Billa-2 will be the prequel of Billa and that the story will be about how David became the dreaded don Billa. IN Entertainment (INE), part of Hinduja Group is also backing this Ajith starrer along with Wide Angle Creations led by Suresh Balaje and George Pius. The other confirmed crew members are Yuvan Shankar Raja who will be doing the music and Hemant Chaturvedi, who will be the director of photography. Other members of cast & crew shall be announced towards the end of April 2011. The film is being readied to start principal photography in the second week of May 2011 and the Tamil screenplay is being readied now.