In January 2017, Samantha watched the Kannada film in a special screening in Bengaluru and immediately gave her nod.

Samantha to play lead in Tamil and Telugu remake of U TurnDigital Native
Flix Cinema Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:54

2016's critically-acclaimed Kannada indie hit U-Turn, which featured Shraddha Srinath in the lead role, is all set to be remade in Tamil and Telugu with Samantha Akkineni in the lead.

Even though it was long announced that Samantha will star in the remake, recent reports hinted that she was replaced by Nayanthara. Putting all the rumours to rest, Samantha confirmed she’s doing the project via a tweet on Wednesday.

She wrote on her twitter handle: 

U-Turn, directed by Lucia fame Pawan Kumar, revolves around the mystery behind the death of motorists who die tragic deaths after breaking traffic rules on a particular flyover in Bengaluru.

In January 2017, Samantha watched the film in a special screening in Bengaluru and immediately gave her nod. At one point, it was rumoured that she was willing to produce the remake.

However, ever since the announcement, there was no development with regards to the project for a long time. A few months later, rumours made the rounds that Nithya Menen was brought on board in place of Samantha and the project was supposed to go on the floors last year.

In November 2017, Pawan Kumar confirmed the project will roll from early 2018. Speaking to Indian Express, he said: "The regular shooting will commence from January next year. The pre-production work is currently underway. Since Samantha is part of the project, we're planning to make it big."

It'll be a busy 2018 for Samantha whose first major release will be Vishal's Irumbu Thirai. She also has Savitri biopic, Mahanati, apart from Vijay Sethupathi's Super Deluxe and Sivakarthikeyan's yet-untitled Tamil project with Ponram.

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