Samantha might be the favourite choice of many top filmmakers in
Tollywood but it is not the same in Kollywood. The actress, who has
hit a hat trick with three consecutive films, has been rejected by
maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam for his forthcoming multilingual
If reports are to be believed, Samantha gave a screen test for
the upcoming movie in Chennai recently. But Mani Ratnam was not
impressed by her photoshoots and decided to rethink on his planning
of casting her opposite senior Tamil actor Karthik"s son Gautham,
who is making his debut with the movie.
Meanwhile, she is being showered with offers in the Telugu film
industry. Recently, she has signed Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu
starrer film Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, which is
produced by Dil Raju.