Actor Samantha Akkineni is currently going through the best phase in her career with multiple hits up her sleeve. Last seen in Rangasthalam, Samantha Akkineni won a million hearts as Rama Lakshmi in the film and had a terrific start to the year. And now, Samantha Akkineni will have a double bonanza this week in Tamil – Nadigaiyar Thilagam and Irumbu Thirai. While the Telugu version, Mahanati, has already released in Telugu on May 9th, 2018 and has turned out to be a successful hit, Nadigaiyar Thilagam will hit the screens on May 11th, 2018. While one is a biopic on Savitri and a period drama, the other one is an action thriller of new age cinema.
Samantha Akkineni will be seen playing a journalist in Nadigaiyar Thilagam and the story of the yesteryear actress Savitri will be explored from her perspective. Nadigaiyar Thilagam stars Keerthy Suresh in the titular role while Dulquer Salmaan will be seen playing Gemini Ganesan in the biopic on yesteryeat iconic actress Savitri. Vijay Deverakonda will be seen opposite Samantha Akkineni in Nadigaiyar Thilagam.
I am very proud to have played a small part in this CLASSIC ❤️ Thankyou @nagashwin7 for Madhuravani .. #Mahanati @KeerthyOfficial you were just Outstanding !! Much love to my producers @VyjayanthiFilms and @TheDeverakonda @dulQuer . #TeamMahanati
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) May 9, 2018
Coming to Irumbu Thirai, Samantha Akkineni will be seen playing a doctor and will be her first time pairing up with actor Vishal. Directed by PS Mithran, Irumbu Thirai stars Vishal in a dynamic role while action king Arjun Sarja will be seen playing the antagonist. The film was earlier slated to be released in March this year but had to be deferred owing to the strike. Irumbu Thirai is being produced by Vishal himself under his home banner Vishal Film Factory.
The most anticipated film @VishalKOfficial @Samanthaprabhu2 starrer #IrumbuThirai from May 11th! @VffVishal @thisisysr @akarjunofficial @jonitamusic @itsarunhk @Lyricist_Vivek @Psmithran @george_dop @AntonyLRuben @dhilipaction @LycaProductions @thinkmusicindia pic.twitter.com/JPQHD62DAZ
— sridevi sreedhar (@sridevisreedhar) May 3, 2018
Samantha Akkineni is currently shooting for the Telugu and Tamil remakes of Kannada superhit film U-Turn which starred Shraddha Srinath in the lead role. The remakes are being directed by Pawan Kumar who had directed the original too. Coincidentally, Samantha Akkineni will be again playing a journalist again in U-Turn which.