The lovely and talented Samantha Akkineni is arguably one of the most popular young stars in the Southern cinema today. During her eventful career, she has won the love of fans thanks to her solid performances, good looks, elegant personality and of course that sweet smile. Moreover, Sam has worked with some of the biggest stars—right from Vijay to Dhanush—and proved that she is a force to be reckoned with. As it so happens, the few months have been just terrific for her.
This October, she tied the knot with her sweetheart/ T- town’s resident ‘Yuva Samrat’ 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 tied the knot as per Christian traditions
Just a few days after her big day, Sam received more good news when 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 its success, she had said that her character was a tribute to all those who suffered because of the infamous ‘Suchi Leaks’ scandal.
“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.
Post that, she tasted success again with the action-drama ‘Mersal’. Directed by the talented Atlee, it saw her work opposite Vijay and became a national phenomenon. Talking about the film, she had said that it was a showreel for ‘Thalapathy’.
“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.
With these films in her rearview, she is currently gearing up for the release of ‘Irumbu Thirai’. The film will see her act opposite Vishal and has already created quite a buzz amongst fans. Now, it seems that the buzz surrounding is set to reach new heights. In an exciting development, a still from ‘Irumbu Thirai’ has been released and it is quite good. In it, Sam can be seen in a stunning avater that she carries off like a boss. Her elegant body language adds new life to her look and ups its recall value in a big way. That’s how you make an impact! We are sure Sam’s act will be a highlight of the film.
In case you did not know, ‘Irumbu Thirai’ is touted to be an action-thriller and has been directed PS Mithran. Besides Sam-Vishal , it also features Arjun in the lead, The ‘Action King’ will be seen in a negative role here.
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.
So, are you looking forward to ‘Irumbu Thirai? Will Sam-Vishal make a good pair on the big screen? Comments, please!