The film, titled ‘Arrangements of Love’, is likely to see Samantha playing a bisexual Tamil woman.

Samantha with director Philip JohnInstagram/ Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Flix Cinema Friday, November 26, 2021 - 12:33

Actor Samantha is set to make her international debut with the film Arrangements of Love, an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by novelist Timeri N Murari. The novel tracks the life of a bisexual Tamil woman who runs a detective agency. The film is set to be helmed by BAFTA-winning Welsh director Philip John, who is best known for the 2010 British period drama series Downton Abbey.

Arrangements of Love is to be produced by Sunitha Tati’s Guru Films, who also produced the hit 2019 film Oh! Baby with Samantha in the lead. Oh! Baby was the Tollywood adaptation of the 2014 Korean film Miss Granny.

Arrangements of Love follows a Welsh-Indian man who tries to find his estranged father. Samantha’s character, a woman who runs a detective agency, helps the man in his search.

Samantha took to social media on Friday, November 26 to make the official announcement. She shared a photo with director Philip John and wrote: “A whole new world! I last auditioned in 2009 for Ye Maya chesave. 12 years later, and auditioning again, I felt the very same nervousness… I guess it’s not every day you get to audition for a BAFTA award-winning, critically acclaimed, director of your most favourite series ‘Downton Abbey’. Jumping for joy that you picked me, sir. #PhilipJohn Thank you @sunitha.tati @gurufilms1 for the opportunity… can't wait to start this exciting journey!!!" 

Prior to this announcement, Samantha revealed that she will be part of two bilingual projects. 

Samantha, who predominantly works in Tollywood and Kollywood films, also starred in the 2021 web series The Family Man 2, which is streaming on over-the-top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video. She essayed the role of a Sri Lankan Tamil Liberation fighter in the series. She also bagged the award for Best Performance Female (series) in the 12th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).

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