It has been announced already that Samantha Akkineni will be playing the female lead in the remake of the Korean movie Miss Granny titled O Baby! Yentha Sakkagunnave.
The film 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.
This Korean film will be remade by director BV Nandhini Reddy and Samantha has been roped in to play the younger version of the character. 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 for the role. Sources say that it is only apt to have two different actors essay the roles as it was in the original. However, the filmmakers did consider prosthetic make up for Samantha to play the 70-year-old as well but it did not work out for various reasons.
O Baby! Yentha Sakkagunnaveâ€™s star cast also includes Rao Ramesh and Naga Shaurya in important roles. The film is bankrolled by Sunita Tati under the banner People's Media Factory and Suresh Productions.
Samanthaâ€™s last film release was U Turn, which was a Tamil â€“ Telugu bilingual directed by Pawan Wadeyar. The mystery thriller that has Samantha, Adhi Pinisetty and Rahul Ravindran in the lead roles was the remake of hit Kannada movie of the same name.
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