in the caption. A plaque with a stirring inscription for the Yashoda actress was given to her by the actor and director.
It read, "Woman of Steel...
The tunnel is dark and there's no end in sight. It was promised, but there's no sign of the light. Your feet are heavy, but you drag them with all your might. You soldier on while dousing your doubts and fright. You're made of steel and this conquest is your birthright. You keep walking and soon the sun will shine bright. You will not be denied and these delays are alright because quitters don't, only fighters like you win the fight...Because what doesn't defeat you...makes you stronger than ever...And stronger forever."
On the professional front, Samantha will next appear in the mythical drama Shaakuntalam. The diva will play Princess Shakuntala in the movie. It is being directed by Gunasekhar. She will play alongside Dev Mohan as King Dushyanta and Allu Arha as Prince Bharat. Aditi Balan will play Anasuya, Ananya Nagalla will play Priyamvada, Gautami will play Gautamil, Malhotra Shivam will play Mahipala, Kabir Duhan Singh will play King Asura, Madhoo will play Menaka. Jisshu Sengupta, Sachin Khedekar, Kabir Bedi, and Varshini Sounderajan will play others.
Samantha will co-star alongside Liger actor Vijay Deverakonda in the upcoming romantic comedy Kushi. The film, directed by Shiva Nirvana, is said to tell an unusual love story. The drama is supported by Mythri Movie Makers. It will have major roles for Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, and Murali Sharma.