Samantha has become a very busy actress in both Tamil and Telugu film industries. She has many films lined up in her kitty which are directed by top-ranking directors. Ace director Gautham Menon’s Needhanae En Ponvasandham has Samantha playing the lead role opposite Jiiva in Tamil and opposite Naani in the film’s Telugu version which is being shot simultaneously.
She has also completed the shoot of Eega (to be released as Naan Eee in Tamil) which has the likes of Naani and Sudeep as her co-stars. Directed by Rajamouli who made the super-duper hit film Magadheera, the distribution rights of Naan Eee have reportedly been acquired for as many as 5 crore, which is a record price for a film which has been dubbed from Telugu to Tamil.
With music by Telugu veteran Maragathamani and some high-octane graphic sequences which are the handiwork of many technicians from abroad, the film is a revenge story centering around Samatha. Sun TV has acquired the film’s satellite broadcasting rights for a sum of 3.35 crore, it is further reported.
Commenting about it, Rajamouli says, “It’s a fact that the film’s theatrical distribution rights in Tamil and its satellite broadcasting rights have been sold out for reasonably good rates. Except Samantha, nobody in the film is familiar to Tamil audiences. As such, we are banking on Samantha’s popularity to see the film through!”