Samantha’s ‘smoking’ re-tweet invites trouble

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 30, 2015, 8:05 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Actress Samantha is in the news for wrong reasons
Screenshot of Samantha in 10 Endrathukulla
 Screenshot of Samantha in 10 Endrathukulla
Actress Samantha is in the news for wrong reasons! She has incurred the wrath of the distributors recently as they felt she is encouraging video piracy. The actress acted in a dual role in her recently released film 10 Endrathukkula that had Chiyaan Vikram in the lead.
 
Directed by Vijay Milton, apart from playing the role of a routine heroine, the Naan Ee girl also appears in the villainous role of an upper-caste leader where she was seen puffing a cigarette like a professional. Reportedly, she underwent smoking lessons for the tough baddie character. A picture of the actress taking a puff has now gone viral on the Internet. Some of her fans got excited and congratulated her on Twitter by tagging the picture from a pirated print.
 
Without knowing it was a screenshot from a pirated print, Sam re-tweeted saying she loved her evil act. She wrote, “Who knew playing evil could be such fun! Loved it! (sic).” This has apparently angered the distributors of 10 Endrathukkula as the film with its mixed reviews reportedly is going average at the box-office.
 
A distributor said, “At a time when biggies like  Rajinikanth and Vijay have openly stated that they would never feature in a scene where they have to smoke, especially after they received flak for doing it onscreen for Baba and Thuppakki respectively, Samantha’s smoking act is really unfortunate. And on top of that she has also proudly put the pirated picture of her smoking on her Twitter account which will misguide many of her female fans.” 
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