It’s no secret that this is a terrific time for the cute and adorable Samantha Akkineni. This October, she tied the knot with her sweetheart and popular young star Akkineni Naga Chaitanya and added a new dimension to her career. The two got married on October 6 according to Hindu traditions in a memorable ceremony. Thereafter, they walked down the aisle and tied the knot as per Christian traditions. A few days after her big day, Sam received more good news as her ‘Raju Gari Gadhi 2’ opened to a good response at the box office and received rave reviews along the way. In it, she was seen alongside her FIL Nagarjuna and made an impact with her performance.
Talking about the film’s success, she had said that her character was dedicated to those who suffered because of the infamous ‘Suchi Leaks’ incident.
“Amrutha’s character is a message to each and every person who opened the ‘Suchi Leaks’ videos, laughed at those videos and circulated them. Whenever Amrutha cries in the film, I did not need glycerine for I could understand the pain of the parents, families and well-wishers of the women in those videos. I played the role of Amrutha for all the women victimized in such a manner,” she had told a leading daily.
A few days after ‘Raju Gari Gadhi 2’, Mersal arrived in theatres and set the box office on fire. In it, she was seen alongside Vijay and delivered an effective performance. An action-thriller, it also had Kajal Aggarwal in the lead and turned out to be a Diwali treat for ‘Thalapathy’ fans.
Speaking about ‘Mersal’, she had said that working on it was a good experience for her.’
“He has a great command over his craft, and it’s very endearing to see that kind of positivity and confidence. I believe that’s also a reason why someone as experienced as Vijay, who has worked with the biggest of names in the industry, came back to Atlee for a second time (after Theri) because there’s some magic in this man. I think he’s going to strike gold again in his own style. Mersal is like a complete showreel for Vijay,” she had told a popular website.
At present, she is gearing up for her next big release ‘Irumbu Thirai’. The film has been directed by PS Mithran and will see her work opposite Vishal. During the ‘Irumbu Thirai’ teaser launch, yesterday, Sam said that ‘Irumbu Thirai’ is arguably one of Vishal’s finest films. She also said PS Mithran is a skilled director and hardly comes across as a debutant.
“I feel like Vishal is younger than me. Irumbu Thirai will be one his best films, he has given a career-best performance and I am very confident about the success of Irumbu Thirai.Irumbu Thirai doesn’t look like a film from a debutant. I have hardly worked with debutants but PS Mithran did not seem like one. He has already exceeded my expectations and I am very happy to be part of this film,” added Samantha.
In case you did not know, ‘Irumbu Thirai’ is an action-thriller and will hit screens in January. Besides Vishal-Sam, it also features Arjun in the lead. The ‘Action King’ will be seen in a negative role in this one.
Recently, the director had revealed that Vishal was keen to play the antagonist buut he coaxed him to play the lead character.
“Initially I pitched this story to Vishal expecting him to just produce the film. But after hearing the story, Vishal not just accepted to produce the film but he also wanted to be the villain of the film. But I insisted him to do the lead and I put the story in an army backdrop. Samantha will have a very pivotal role to play and it will definitely be a strong performance,” he had told a leading website.
Besides ‘Irumbu Thirai’, she also has ‘Rangasthalam’ in her kitty. In it, she will be seen opoosite Telugu star Ram Charan.
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