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Samantha Akkineni on not taking up Bollywood projects; Reveals why she hasn’t signed Bollywood films yet

Samantha Akkineni spoke about her Bollywood debut and why she hasn’t signed any Bollywood films. She also revealed the name of the actor she would like to be paired with if she was cast in a romantic Bollywood film...

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Actress Samantha Akkineni is a popular actor, and a critically acclaimed star in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. However, she is yet to venture into Bollywood so far. In a recent interview, Samantha spoke about the same and explained her decision. 

During an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Samantha was asked why it took so long for her to sign a Hindi project. “Because maybe I am scared? (laughs) The talent here is amazing. I am scared,” she said.

She was also asked to name the actor she would like to be paired opposite if she was cast in a romantic Bollywood film. She chose Ranbir Kapoor.

In 2010, Samantha made her big-screen debut with Ye Maaya Chesave, which was later remade in Hindi as Ekk Deewana Tha. She starred in a number of successful films such as Dookudu, Eega, Attarintiki Daredi, Kaththi, Theri and Rangasthalam.

Meanwhile, The 34-year-old actor is currently gearing up for the release of her first Hindi web series, which also marks her debut in the digital space. The actress will be seen performing the role of the antagonist in Raj & DJ’s The Family Man season 2, which starrs Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role. 

The trailer was released recently and Sam's role has grabbed everyone's attention. It has set high curiosity among the audience already. 

Samantha’s husband Naga Chaitanya cheered for her as the trailer for The Family Man 2 dropped online. Sharing it, he wrote on Twitter, “Love it !! 10/10.” Recently, Kangana Ranaut also showered praises over actress Samantha Akkineni after watching the trailer of The Family Man 2. 

The show revolves around Shrikant Tiwari (Manoj), a middle-class family man who is trying to juggle domestic life and his job of being a spy. In the second season, he will be seen trying to save the country from an imminent attack, planned by Raji (Samantha).

The Family Man 2, which also stars Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja and Shreya Dhanwantary, will release on Amazon Prime Video on June 4.

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