According to the latest reports, the much-loved Samantha Akkineni may soon be roped in to play the female lead in maverick director SS Rajamouli’s next directorial venture. The yet to be titled film features Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead and may have a family-drama theme. If things work out, then Sam will most probably be seen alongside the ‘Mega Powerstar’ in this one. Actors such as Rakul Preet and Raashi Khanna too are in contention for the role. As such, nothing is set in stone yet.
Interestingly, Sam is paired opposite Charan in Rangasthalam and their chemistry has impressed fans and critics alike. As such, Sam could indeed get the nod here. On a related note, it is a busy time for the lady. At present, she has Rangasthalam, Irumbu Thirai and Mahanati in her kitty. Rangasthalam is a romantic-drama and has been directed by Sukumar. In it, she will be seen in a rustic avatar. Irumbu Thirai is an action-thriller and also features Vishal in the lead. Some time ago, she had said that this will be the best film of Vishal’s career.
“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,” she had added.
As far as Mahanati is concerned, it is based on the life of yesteryear actor Savitri and will see her essay the role of a journalist. Keethy Suresh will be playing a character based on Savitri.