Ileana is very happy with the warm response she has got so far for Barfi, her debut film in Bollywood with Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka. The petite and pretty actress revealed that she was earlier offered an opportunity to work with Salman Khan in Wanted which was the Hindi remake of Pokkiri. Ileana was part of the Telugu version which had Mahesh Babu in the lead and was directed by Puri Jagannadh. Prabhu Deva directed the Tamil version with Vijay and Asin and the Hindi version with Salman and Ayesha Takia.
The Nanban heroine said that she had been excited about working with Salman but felt at the time that she was not ready for Bollywood and so had allowed the opportunity to slip through her fingers. Ileana admitted that she would love a chance to work with Salman again. However, she was quick to clarify that she had no regrets and was proud to make her debut with Barfi.