Kerala-born director Gautham Menon has the habit of repeating his heroine film after film. He made actress Samanatha star in both the Tamil and Telugu versions of ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya’. Samantha played a minor role in Tamil and played the lead role in the Telugu version.
Samantha’s Tollywood market is going steady; the bubbly actress is one of the top three actresses in Telugu films, with Kajal Aggarwal and Ileana being the other two. Anushka Shetty a.k.a. Anushka comes next after this trio. Somehow, Samantha appears to have ‘hijacked’ Menon’s attention which was seen to be centered around Sameera Reddy not so long ago.
Now we hear that the untried pair of Jiiva and Samantha is all set to star in Menon’s next film in Tamil. Samantha played the lead role in last year’s ‘Baana Kathadi’ opposite the lanky Atharva, son of actor Murali whose sudden demise last year surprised many within and outside the industry. After the film, Samantha received many offers but didn’t go on a signing spree and was waiting for the right offer.
On the other hand, actor Jiiva’s acting career is going great guns, indeed. The actor has had more number of hits than any of his contemporaries in the past two years with movies like ‘Siva Manasula Sakthi’, ‘Singampuli’ and ‘Ko’. Directed by K.V. Anand, ‘Ko’ has gone past seventy days and is still doing rousing business at all centers in the State! A proof of his growing stature as an actor is the fact that he has been signed up by none other than Gautham Menon.
Now to see them come together will be a new experience that fans will be definitely waiting for.