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Ileana D'Cruz on boyfriend Andrew Kneebone: I was told it could damage my career

Ileana D'Cruz gets candid about her boyfriend Andrew Kneebone.
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Ileana D'Cruz is one of those actresses' who does not shy away from the media regarding her personal life. She is in a serious relationship with Andrew Kneebone, a professional photographer. 
 
In an interview with a leading daily, the actress got candid about Andrew. When asked if she was told that her relationship would damage her career, she replied, "I was told it could damage my career. I was told not to talk about it. I remember the first awards show we went to together. I’ve never talked about this. I was very nervous. Barfi was nominated for so many categories and I had to go. I was lucky to have Andrew with me at that time. We were discussing going for it, and I for a second thought about whether we should have separate entries. Then I felt like that was so unfair. Look, when Shahid Kapoor got married, everyone was celebrating and then he had a kid, that was celebrated even more. Why is it such a big deal when it is a woman dating? I was just like I don’t need to tell them a story of how I met this person. All I need to do is tell him that he is my strength and I want him to be there and I want to be holding his hand. I did, and it felt awesome."
 
When quizzed if Andrew found it odd to be on the red carpet and Ileana stated, "It was. He is a very normal person and has a very normal sort of background and not at all associated with this. More than anything, he is a great person. He is someone very special to me. And I don’t want to hide someone like that. I wouldn’t hide my family. So why hide him?"
 
She added, "I have been around for so long. I have dated actors in the past. Six years in the south, when I was young, raging hormones call it what you will, we have all been there."
 
On how it was to date an actor, Ileana revealed, "For me, it was like a relationship, you know, and I had great moments and bad moments, but I couldn’t deal with the constant association with films. I want to talk about something else. I do not want to bring my work home with me. I want to talk about stuff and life and I want to talk about a garden, I mean, Andrew has a garden back home. He is like, ‘Do you want to grow some basil?’ I say, yes. We talk about stuff and we have a life apart from films. It is a job for me. But everyone makes it out to be like this thing is your entire life. For me, it is just a job. I am going to lose films because of this. (Smiles)"
 
Ileana has two movies in her kitty - Mubarakan which stars Arjun Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Athiya Shetty and Baadshaho which stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta and Vidyut Jammwal. Mubarakan is slated to release on July 28, 2017, while Baadshaho is slated to release on September 1, 2017.
 

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That is an awesome picture. Great looking couple.

Didnt a blind hint long back that she married him.

Aweee so sweet! Made me a huge fan of hers!

It is

Ileana was and is not a great actress. She was an item girl sort of actress in the south working against big heroes where all she needed to do was dance, show skin and act young and bubbly. Good that she is finally telling some truth unlike many actors and actresses who say they never dated anyone before marriage when the whole world knows about their affairs, be it Madhuri or Rani or so many others.

Hasn't she married him ? Why not say so, maybe it will keep the wolves away ?

She seems real and someone who stands up for herself.

Wow I'm a fan!
She is so honest and not a hypocrite like all the bwood actors!!

All Indian girls should date foreigners once, it will be the best time of your life.

Do tell!!

She is talking of her affair with prabhas where She even got preggy and heartbroken n never worked with him again. It was all the news then wayy back

shut up

i thought she was married to him??

I don't really follow her career nor do I think she's an amazing actor but she seems to have her head on the right way and I'm happy for her.

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