The first heroine choice for Director YVS Chowdary’s ventures would be only and only Ileana. Ileana’s slim figure has been the main reason for YVS Chowdary to go fida over this Goan beauty. Although Ileana has learnt acting skills in YVS Chowdary’s school, now the story is reversed as Ileana is going great guns while Chow has been undercover after suicidal attempts in the names of ‘Saleem’ and ‘Okka Magaadu.’
The story behind Ileana’s entry into Tollywood is all accidental as she unwillingly accepted a local spa company’s offer to act as a model in their advertisement. Later Ileana was planning to go back to her studies but she was approached by three more International companies for modeling. She accepted them as her last assignments and this is where Ileana’s beauties have come under the scanner of YVS Chowdary’s eyes, pulling her towards ‘Devadas’ and Tollywood entry.
By the by, of the above three International company ads one that brought Ileana into YVS Chowdary’s recognition is ‘Fair and Lovely’ cream. The result is Ileana, now the top rated actress in South filmi circles. That’s the fair and ‘lovely’ connection between YVS Chowdary and Ileana. Now, the gossips have also turned wild that their 'lovely' connection has crossed all the barriers reinventing itself into the form of LOVE.