Samantha Akkineni was last seen in Jaanu, the official remake of Tamil Super hit movie 96, along with Sharwanand. The movie released just before the lockdown and was a moderate hit at the box office. During the lockdown phase, Samantha is busy finalizing several projects of which one is in the direction of Ashwin Saravanan. Known for his earlier thriller movies like Game Over and Maya, Ashwin has carved a niche for himself in directing movies belonging to the thriller genre.
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It is believed that his upcoming third movie with Samantha Akkineni is also a thriller and Samantha would be playing the role of a physically challenged woman. Samantha has never played a differently-abled woman in her career spanning more than a decade and this will definitely be a special one for her.
It is also buzzed that critically acclaimed actor Prasanna is roped in to play an important character and the movie will be made in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously and dubbed in other major regional languages. Actor Prasanth was also reportedly signed in to play an important role. However, an official confirmation is still awaited.
Apart from this untitled movie, Samantha will also be seen in a Tamil movie titled Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, featuring alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanatara. This movie will be directed by Vignesh Shivan and was announced just before the lockdown was imposed.
Samantha is one actress who had many super hits to her credit post marriage with Naga Chaithanya. Her selection of scripts seems the major reason behind her success story and these upcoming movies will hopefully follow the success path as well.
Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming movies of Samantha Akkineni and other happenings around the Tollywood arena.