Actress Ileana D’Cruz’s recent Hindi films have been period dramas. The actress seems caught in time travel if we look at her filmography since 2016. While ‘Rustom’ was based on Nanavati murder case of the late 1950s and early 60s, this year’s Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Baadshaho’ was set in the backdrop of 1975 Emergency period. Not only this, her next movie ‘Raid’ which is scheduled to release in March 2018 also sees her recreating 1980s.
However, if the latest reports are to be believed, Ileana is now finally all set to break her streak of doing period movies. The actress has reportedly bagged a new movie where she will finally be playing a character set at present time. According to sources, Ileana has signed Shree Narayan Singh’s next directorial, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’.
In this social drama movie, Ileana will be seen playing a lawyer who fights against the lead hero Shahid Kapoor in court. Her character is said to be a stylish vicious female lawyer. “After spanning 1950s to 80s, Ileana didn’t want to go back in time to another era. So when the makers of Batti Gul Meter Chalu approached her with a strong character, she couldn’t say no to the film. She has greenlighted the project and will soon sign on the dotted line,” a source told us.
Ileana will begin the shooting for BGMC in January after completing ‘Raid’ which is at the last leg of shoot.