Samantha will have a very pivotal role to play, it will be a strong performance: Irumbu Thirai director

The director also revealed that Vishal initially wanted to play the villain in ‘Irumbu Thirai’.

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A still from Irumbu Thirai

It is no secret that the lovely Samantha Akkineni is going through a lovely phase in life at present.  Nearly two months ago, she tied the knot with her sweetheart/ noted actor Naga Chaitanya and added a new dimension to her life. The two got married on October 6 according to Hindu traditions. Thereafter, the very next day, they walked down the aisle as per Christian traditions and gave fans a reason to rejoice. A few days after her marriage, Sam was seen in ‘Raju Gari Gadhi 2’ and did a good job. Also featuring Nagarjuna in the lead, the horror-comedy did well at the box office and earned rave reviews along the way. Talking about her character in the film. She had said that it highlighted that problems faced by victims 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.

The good news, however, did not end there as she struck gold at the box office again with ‘Mersal’. An action-thriller, it featured Vijay in the lead and did exceptionally well at the box office. Talking about being a part of the film, she had called it a ‘showreel’ for Vijay.

“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,” Sam had told a leading website.

At present, she is gearing up for the release of ‘Irumbu Thirai’. The film is touted to be a thriller and features her in a traditional avatar. Her look has already created a buzz amongst fans and made the wait for the film difficult. In ‘Irumbu Thirai’, she will be seen along Vishal and Arjun. While Vishal is essaying the protagonist, the ‘Action King’ will be seen in a negative role. During a recent chat with a leading website, director PS Mithran said that Samantha has a pivotal role in the film and will get ample scope to showcase her abilities as a performer. He also added that Vishal was keen to play the antagonist but he convinced him to play trhe hero.

“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 added.

Well, we wish the team of ‘Irumbu Thirai’ good luck and hope that that the film does well.

On a related note, this is a busy time for Samantha Akkineni. Besides ‘Irumbu Thirai’’, she also has ‘Rangasthalam’ in her kitty. It is a Sukumar directorial and will see her star opposite Ram Charan for the first time ever. Sometime ago, Chiranjeevi had given it a thumbs up and said that it is a classic in the making.

“Recently, Chiranjeevi along with Rajamouli and others saw the rushes of the film and were surprised to see that the film has come out beautifully, almost like a classic. He is satisfied with the way the film has shaped up,” a source had told a leading daily.

So, are you excited about ‘Irumbu Thirai’? Tell us in the space below.

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