Samantha Akkineni turns down Bollywood role

Deccan Chronicle.  | subhash k jha

Entertainment, Tollywood

So Taapsee may bag the offer to act in the Hindi remake of U-Turn.

Samantha Akkineni

The 2018 Tamil-Telugu suspense thriller U Turn (which itself is a remake of Kannada film with the same name) is all set to get a Hindi avatar. The film which starred Samantha Akkineni was a money spinner, and now has been lapped up for a  Hindi  remake.

But the question is, who will play Samantha’s role of the young inexperienced journalist investigating some mysterious road accidents? Buzz is that Taapsee Pannu has been approached to play the role though the producers were very keen on getting Samantha to reprise the role in Hindi too. But she is said to have turned it down.

Says a source, “For some strange reason, Samantha is not keen to extend her popularity into the Hindi belt.”

Interestingly, Sam was earlier too approached to star in a few Hindi projects, but she set the record straight by saying she’s happy working in the South and has no plans of moving to the North. So now Tapsee Pannu is the next choice to take Samantha’s place in the Bollywood remake of U Turn.