Samantha Akkineni and Bellamkonda Srinivas had shared screen space in the latterâ€™s debut film Alludu Seenu nearly five years ago. And now they are all set to work together for the second time. Samantha has been roped in to play the lead opposite Bellamkonda Srinivas in an upcoming film to be directed by Ajay Bhupathi. The film is yet to be titled. Reports say that both Srinivas and Samantha will have performance-oriented roles in this film.
Samantha currently has Super Deluxe in Tamil and two Telugu films, Majili and O Baby! Yentha Sakkagunnave, in her kitty right now.
The story of Super Deluxe has been penned by its director Thiagarajan Kumararaja while the screenplay has also been done by Thiagarajan with inputs from Mysskin, Nalan Kumarasamy and Neelan K Sekar. The film is bankrolled by the director himself under his own banner. It has Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha, Ramya Krishnan and others in the star cast.
Majili is being directed by Shiva Nirvana, who has also penned the story and dialogues. The music for this film is being composed by Gopi Sunder. Samantha is sharing screen space with her husband Naga Chaitanya in this flick. The couple has earlier worked together in three films â€“ Ye Maaya Chesave, Manam and Autonagar Surya.
In O Baby! Yentha Sakkagunnave, the remake of Korean movie Miss Granny, Samantha will play the lead. Miss Granny is a South Korean comedy-drama film that was directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. Na Moon-hee stars as a woman in her 70s who magically finds herself in the body of her 20-year-old self after having herself photographed at a mysterious photo studio. The film opened to packed houses on January 22, 2014 and turned out to become a huge box office hit. It grossed US$51.7 million at the box office.
To be directed by BV Nandini Reddy, Samantha has been roped in to play the younger version of the main character in the remake. There were reports that she would be playing the 70-year-old granny as well but this is not true, we hear. The makers have decided to cast senior actor Lakshmi in the role. Sources say that it is only apt to have two different actors essay the roles as was done in the original. However, the filmmakers did consider prosthetic make-up for Samantha to play the 70-year-old, but it did not work out for various reasons.
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