Sexy Samantha is eagerly awaiting the release of her upcoming film Neethaane En Ponvasantham opposite Jiiva. Trade pundits say that the film, whose audio was released recently, has created record in the sale of its audio-cassettes and CDs. Even before the formal launch of the audio, the on-line selling agencies reported an advance booking for more than one lakhs CDs.
Gautham Menon has directed the film while Maestro Ilaiyaraaja has scored the film’s music which is becoming a rage among movie-goers and music-lovers. However hopeful Samantha is on the eve of the film’s theatrical release, she is accused by some in the industry of spurning film offers from the likes of Shankar and Maniratnam. The actress, however, was reportedly under treatment for her ‘skin disorder’ which didn’t allow her to take up these projects
Samantha has now been offered the lead role opposite Vijay in director A.L. Vijay’s upcoming untitled film. Vijay, who has reportedly wrapped up the shooting schedule of A.R. Murugadoss’ Thuppakki, would now be working with A.L. Vijay. The choice of Samantha as heroine is said to be Vijay’s ‘personal choice’ which was readily agreed to by the director.
As Samantha has recently signed up a couple of Telugu films, she would have to make the ‘necessary adjustment’ in order to star in Vijay’s film. Talking about her shooting schedule, Samanatha says: “It was a fact that I couldn’t agree to starring in Shankar and Maniratnam’s films as I had no other option but to undergo treatment. I don’t regret them as I have got some equally good offers at present!”