Samantha to Play the Lead Role in Tamil Remake of U-turn

Actress Samantha has been signed up to play the protagonist in an upcoming Tamil film which hasn’t yet been titled.

The untitled venture would be the remake of last year’s super-hit Kannada film U-Turn which was scripted, directed and produced by Pawan Kumar. It now turns out that Pawan Kumar would be making his directorial debut in Tamil films by directing the Tamil remake of his Kannada hit film U-Turn.

Whether or not the Tamil version would also be titled as U-Turn would be known only in a few days’ time; Samantha, who married longtime boyfriend and Tollywod star Naga Chaitanya a couple of months back, plays the protagonist in the film by slipping in to a role which was played with aplomb by the talented Shraddha Srinath in the original version.

The film is likely to be made as bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. Confirmation of Samantha starring in the film comes amid rumours that Nayantara would play the lead role in the Tamil version to be directed by Pradeep Krishnamoorthy but the latter has denied that he would be directing Nayantara.

The shoot of the Tamil remake starring Samantha is to commence in the second week of January.