The pretty Samantha had two releases last year. She made a brief appearance in Gautham Menon’s super-hit film Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya which had Simbu and Trisha in lead roles. She also debuted as heroine in Tamil films with Baana Kathadi opposite the lanky Atharva, son of late actor Murali, who also debuted as hero in
Kollywood with the film.
Her latest Telugu film Dookudu opposite Mahesh Babu has been declared a super-duper hit. Following the success of the film, the actress is said to be flooded with offers from Kollywood film-makers to star in their films. She is already playing the lead role opposite Jeeva in Gautham Menon’s Needhanae En Ponvasantham which has been in the making for the past some time now.
After last year’s moderate hit Baana Kathadi, Samantha didn’t get as many offers in Tamil as per her liking and she, therefore, moved to Tollywood where she got a handful of offers. This year has been particularly good for her with Dookudu proving to be a super success at the box office. Reports emanating from Tollywood say that she has now hiked her fee to Re.1 crore per film.
Now that Samantha is being courted by Kollywood’s leading producers and directors, it is hoped that her second innings in Tamil would turn out to be as successful as Anuskha’s. It may be recalled that Anushka, after starring in Rendu opposite Madhavan more than five years ago, was overlooked by Kollywood which patronized her in a big way after the super-success of Arundhati couple of years ago!