Of late, Samantha Akkineni is not acting in any big film. Her last biggie was the 2018 release Rangasthalam. After that, she scored successes but with medium-budget films. The sources claim that she was initially offered to play the female lead role in Allu Arjun's upcoming film Pushpa. However, she declined the offer as she wanted to take a break from films.
According to the sources, the makers of Pushpa initially planned to rope in Samantha as the female lead. They approached her last year. But she smoothly declined the offer as she wanted to take a break from the films at that time. Thus, Pushpa's team signed Rashmika Mandanna for that character. Now, Samantha is keen on continuing film career for another couple of years but the offer is already gone now. We have to see what will be the next biggie that will get signed by this Majnu actress.
Samantha was last seen in the movie Jaanu. Featuring Sharwanand as the lead hero, this movie had hit the screens earlier this year. She will be next seen in the web series The Family Man season 2. This show marks the debut of Samantha into the digital world. Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani play the lead roles in this series. Samantha has also signed a Tamil film called Kathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal. Directed by Vignesh Shivn, this movie features Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in the other lead roles. The regular shooting of this movie will begin in August.