Ileana D’Cruz isn’t Worried About Criticism and Comparison

Indian actress Ileana D'Cruz who has made a name for herself in the Tollywood and Bollywood industries, claims she isn't worried about criticism because everyone is entitled to their opinion.

The Barfi! and Rustomactress is currently gearing for the release of her OTT film The Big Bull, which co-stars Abhishek Bachchan. The film is based on the life of stockbroker Harshad Mehta and his securities scam of 1992. A show on the same storyline has already been released and it received great response last year. Talking about comparisons to the show, the actress says that she is not worried about comparisons as everyone is entitled to their opinion.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So, you can have a film come out and be like we saw something like this 10 years ago. People are always entitled to their opinions. You can't have everybody turn up and say we absolutely loved it," Ileana told IANS.

She added, "Some people are going to love it, some probably not, and I am leaning towards the fact that it will be a completely different experience. I genuinely think people will like it. Abhishek looks amazing in the film. I think he has done such a great job and I am excited to see what people think."

The film, that was previously scheduled to have a theatre release, will now release on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premiumon April 8, and the actress says she is not disappointed about it. "There was no disappointment. Sometimes it's better because we can get to a lot more people, and I am a big home bird. I like to sit at home and watch movies. So, I am sure that there are many more people like me. I wasn't feeling disappointed that it was going to an OTT platform. For me it is unusual because it is my first film that is going to an OTT platform. I think it will be an experience," she said.

Ileana goes on to explain why she instantly agreed to the Kookie Gulati directorial film. "The minute I heard the story I found it unusual, and I have always gravitated towards films and characters that are different—something I haven't done before. It kind of checked all the boxes for me. Great story and unusual so I just said yes straight away."    - Niharika Keerthi with inputs from IANS

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