Samantha Akkineni has been on the lookout for meaningful and performance-oriented roles. According to the latest buzz, she may be starring in the Telugu remake of the Korean movie Miss Granny which made it to the theatres in the year 2014. To be directed by Nandini Reddy, the remake will be bankrolled by Suresh Babu in association with Sunitha Tati.
Miss Granny 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.Samantha is a talented actor with a bunch of films in her kitty. Her next film release in Tamil would be Seema Raja in which she will be seen sharing the screen space with Siva Karthikeyan. Her Tamil / Telugu bilingual U Turn, directed by Pawan Wadeyar, is also scheduled for release next month. The film revolves around the mystery behind the death of motorists who die after breaking traffic rules on a particular flyover in Bengaluru.
Besides these films, she is also acting in the award winning director Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s movie Super Deluxe which has bevy of stars in the cast including Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Mysskin, and Ramya Krishnan.
Samantha is basking in glory over her last release Mahanati turning out to be a massive hit. She played the role of a journo in it and the story was told from her perspective. This biopic on the legendary actor Savitri is certainly one of the best in her career.