Ileana is surely the pick of the South Indian audience as she demands and gets high remuneration. She was reportedly paid a remuneration of Rs. 1.5 crores for the Tamil and Telugu remakes of Bollywood hit film 3 Idiots.
Ileanas is said to have charged Rs. 30 lakhs for a single item number in a Kannada film titled Huduga Hudugi, a romantic comedy directed by Indrajit Lankesh. The song was shot in 3 days. Dhyan and Lekha Washington played the lead roles in the film.