Meanwhile, Samantha Akkineni had recently signed Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal, which also has Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in lead roles. The film will be directed by Nayanthara’s boyfriend, Vignesh Shivn. Apparently, she has also been approached by the legendary director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao to play the lead role in the biopic of popular Carnatic singer, Nagarathnamma. For the unversed, Nagarathnamma lived during pre-independence era and is said to be a descendant of the famous devadasi community. As per reports in the Times Of India, speculations are rife that Singeetham Srinivasa Rao has approached Samantha Akkineni to play the titular role of Nagarathnamma in the biopic. Reports claim that the 33-year-old actress is keen to come on board for the bilingual project, which is likely to kick-off next year. Apparently, Samantha Akkineni has loved the script and is very interested to do the project. Certain reports also suggest that it was Anushka Shetty who was first approached for the film, but she decided not to do it, citing dates issues. However, nothing has been confirmed as of now.

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