Ilena stopped doing Telugu movies after Devudu Chesina Manushulu in 2012. Rumor spread that the actress is keen on doing Bollywood movies and that's the reason why she stopped doing Telugu movies. Her fans in Telugu were disappointed that they could not see their favorite actress on screen again. However the actress herself has came up with an explanation now. A leading media website has reported that she said that she has been offered same kind of roles for a long time and at a point of time she wished to do more rather than cliche roles. She added that she is fine doing glam roles but if it is the only thing in a career which she is passionate about she thought that it would be better not to do it.