Earlier, Oneindia had reported that Ileana is in the race for the role played by Kareena Kapoor in 3 Idiots. Along with her, Trisha Krishnan and Priyamani's names were also doing rounds. But now sources say that the director has signed Ileana for this project.
Ileana will play Vijay's love interest in the film. Actor Sathyaraj will portray Ileana father's role, which was played by Boman Irani in the Hindi version. Reports say that the movies bosses have opted Silambarasan for second fiddle and Jeeva for the third.