Out of the blue, Samantha Ruth Prabhu( Samantha) is now among the most ‘sought-after’ actresses in Kollywood and Tollywood.
Samantha played a cameo in ace director Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Simbu-Trisha starrer Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya (VTV) and soon after, debuted as heroine in Tamil opposite newcomer Atharva in Baana Kathadi. VTV was a runaway success but Baana Kathadi stuttered at the box-office.
In tollywood Samantha started with playing the lead in the Telugu version of VTV. The film’s success enabled her get her lead roles in Brindavanam with Jr Ntr, Dookudu with Prince Mahesh Babu and Eega with Naani, and all have turned out to be hits. And with Neethanae En Ponvasantham telugu version Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu being announced as a hit in Andhra, Samantha appears to have become the ‘next big thing’.
If the response of the fans and movie-goers to her awesome performance in Neethanae En Ponvasantham is any indicator to go by, Samantha looks set for a long innings and the fact that she is able to dub for her roles in films in Tamil is a huge advantage for her.
Says Samantha: “I don’t believe in the rat race of who is the ‘No.1’ or ‘No.2’. I feel a heroine’s status as a top actress is determined and changes every Friday depending on the good/bad showing of her latest film. My ambition is to earn the tag of a substantial actress in the fans and viewers’ minds. I would also love to continue to keep up my good work for many more years to come!”