Its official now. Akkineni Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni will come together for a romantic film and will be for the first time after their wedding last year. The film will be directed by Ninnu Kori director Shiva Nirvana and will be produced by Shine Screens. Naga Chaitanya took his social networking pages confirming this and posted a message which read – “Happy to announce my next directed by shiva produced by @Shine_Screens and will be sharing screen space (if she gives me any 😉 )with my better half @Samanthaprabhu2 ..feels good to be back to being able to take you through another journey of love.” The couple seem quite excited about this project since they will be acting as a lead pair in a very long time now. The last time Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni were seen together was in Manam which was three years ago.
Happy to announce my next directed by shiva produced by @Shine_Screens and will be sharing screen space (if she gives me any 😉 )with my better half @Samanthaprabhu2 ..feels good to be back to being able to take you through another journey of love pic.twitter.com/EePspkMlPQ
— chaitanya akkineni (@chay_akkineni) March 8, 2018
There were reports doing rounds earlier that director Shiva Nirvana had narrated a script to Naga Chaitanya and the actor had given his nod to it. However, they were waiting for the final draft of the script and were about to make it official. And with an official confirmation coming for Chay himself, this will be a happy news for fans of the couple.
Samantha Akkineni currently has a line-up of films this year gearing up for release including Telugu and Tamil. Samantha would be seen playing a journo in Mahanati which is a biopic on yesteryear celebrated actor Savitri. The story of the iconic actress would be narrated in the film from Samantha’s character’s perspective, reports reveal. Besides Mahanati, Samantha also has Rangasthalam alongside Ram Charan and will be her first time association with the Mega Power Star. Directed by Sukumar, Rangasthalam will have Samantha Akkineni playing the role of a village belle and the love interest of Ram Charan in the film.
On the other hand, Naga Chaitanya has two films lined up currently – Savyasachi directed by Chandoo Mondeti and an untitled film wit director Maruthi. Savyasachi, besides Naga Chaitanya, will also star Tamil actor Madhavan and Bhumika Chawla in important roles. Chay will also be teaming up director Maruthi for a film which is yet to be titled and will star Nidhi Agrewal as the leading lady. This film will mark the debut of Nidhi Agrewal in Telugu cinema.