Discussions about Samantha making her Bollywood debut have been circulating for some time. The actor rose to popularity with North Indian audiences following the success of Amazon Prime Video Family man 2.
The latest buzz is that Samantha has been approached to star in a new film produced by Taapsee Pannu. Apparently, Taapsee’s Outsiders Films are planning to produce a female-centric thriller and Samantha is the favorite for the role. Official confirmation is expected soon.
Meanwhile, there were rumors that Samantha would replace Nayanthara in Atlee’s upcoming film starring Shah Rukh Khan. This was later denied in a report.
Samantha played the role of Raji, a former Sri Lankan Tamil rebel in exile, in The family man S2. There were also rumors that Samantha was moving to Mumbai as part of her job, which she denied.
Taapsee Pannu launched Outsiders Films earlier this year. Their first production, Vague, was packed. Directed by Ajay Bahl, the psychological thriller stars Taapsee alongside Gulshan Devaiah.
Samantha is currently on vacation. On the work side, she has the pan-Indian fantasy film Shaakunthalam and Vignesh Shivan’s Kaathuvaakula Render Kaadhal with Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara to come. She has also signed two bilingual Tamil-Telugu films with Shantharuban and the director duo Hari and Harish.