When I started out in films, I didn’t have the conviction at all says Ileana D’Cruz


Ileana D’Cruz is one of the most beautiful and loved on-screen characters of Bollywood. The performer, who made it big in the industry being an outsider, says it was her parents’ encouragement that gave her strength amid the early years of her career.

“When I began (in movies), I didn’t have the conviction at all, yet both my mother and father really encouraged me. They were like, ‘You never know; it may be a good thing, try it out’. I am so happy they did because it was their encouragement that gave me a little bit strength,” said Ileana. She additionally uncovered how proud her mom was when she recently judged a beauty contest. “It was such a big thing to report to the family that I had judged it. My mother informed me, ‘I am so glad for you my big girl, you judged a contest.’ It was sweet. I think they are glad for me to a certain extent, but they are more proud for the individual that I am and not only for my work in movies,”

Ileana is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming romantic comedy film “Mubarakan” alongside Arjun Kapoor, Athiya Shetty and Anil Kapoor, which will hit the theatres on July 28.