Anu Emmanuel was the first choice for female lead in 'Amar Akbar Anthony'. She had even attended the formal launch and posed for pictures standing beside Raviteja. For reasons best known to her, Anu walked out of the project and paved way for Ileana's comeback.
During the promotional interview, Srinu Vaitla told: 'lleana is the first heroine which came to my mind while I was penning this subject. Thereafter we considered few others but finally roped Ileana'.
If what Srinu Vaitla said is true, Why did Makers approach Anu Emmanuel? It was only after she walked out citing personal reasons, Ileana joined the Team of 'Amar Akbar Anthony'. Maintaining good relations with Raviteja really helped her bag this opportunity. But, The Director tried to present the picture differently.
Srinu Vaitla told Ileana hardly game him a chance for retakes while performing the emotional scenes in the movie. He went on to say she dubbed perfectly as if like a Telugu Girl. Vaitla will face criticism if Ileana couldn't be an asset for 'Amar Akbar Anthony' after these tall claims.