Reports claim that Ileana, who demanded Rs. 1.60 crore, changed her mind to act in the film for Rs. 1 crore. Her loosing popularity and a series of flop movies made her to trim down her remuneration. Sources also say that the Goan beauty started feeling that she could soon be vanished, if she was dropped from the film.
Adding to that many producers were no keen to cast Ileana after Ileana's infamous controversial statement on her film Shakti. The actress realized that being out of Allu Arjun could cost her too much. Hence, he agreed for pay cut and signed the project.