Samantha is as busy as an actress can be, after the success of the Tamil film Theri and 24, she is once again looking at two back-to-back releases. Brahmotsavam with Mahesh Babu is releasing on May 20 and A... Aa... is coming early June. There’s also Janata Garage with Jr NTR lined up for August 12. She is also feeling the urge to settle down hinting that she is going to marry a guy from Hyderabad only.
“Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I forget where I am and which film I am shooting for. There is no time to enjoy or even to spend time with my close friends. And I can’t even sleep before the release of my films. So sometimes I get the feeling that I should stop doing films, get married and settle down instead of following these hectic schedule,” says the actress.
The actress might have also been feeling her biological clock ticking away after spending a lot of time recently with the kids of her co-stars – Mahesh Babu’s daughter Sitara, Jr NTR’s son Abhay and Neeraja’s son. “I love kids and I am very good with them. I want to mingle with them and I get along with kids very well. “I am 29 now and soon I should settle down,” she reveals.
Coming back to her career, she says that she is lucky that all four films (the two that released and the upcoming two) are different. “I have been working continuously for the last eight months. Sometimes I would cry, tired and exhausted, because these roles are are very demanding and intensive. And I also have endorsements… So it has been very hectic.”
“If a film flops I can’t take it lightly as I feel that it’s like a baby. This time I couldn’t celebrate the success of my film because of my hectic schedule. I couldn’t enjoy the success of Theri as I was busy with Brahmotsavam,” says the actress.
She adds that she has a few close friends whom she can always fall back on. “Trivikram (director of A… Aa…) is a very, very good friend. I have great respect for him and I can call him at any time, whenever I need any help. Similarly I am very close to Naga Chaitanya, Vikram Kumar, Nithiin and Neeraja. They know everything about me and they know what I am doing,” she says.
“I don’t care if people talk or spread rumours about me any more,” adds Samantha. “I am no longer interested because I have become bigger than these rumours. I will survive anything and the people who are close to me love me a lot. They have made me a much calmer person.”
She has now done three films with Mahesh Babu and says that she has been inspired a lot by him. “I have seen a big change in him as an actor. He can do a mass film and easily make Rs 100 crore, but now he is looking for content based films. He wants to test himself and is always looking for something new. During shooting he works very hard and even if he is tired he will give that extra shot without complaint,” says Samantha.
And has she seen a similar change in her Janata Garage co-star Jr NTR? “He is the same, exactly how he was a few years back for Brindavanam. That’s the great thing of Jr NTR, he never changes; whether a film is a hit or a flop, he is the same person. He is rock solid and nothing affects him, and I love his personality. Recently I met his son Abhay Ram and he is the carbon copy of Jr NTR. I met his wife Pranathi too and they are a beautiful family,” she says.
At present though, all that she wants to do is sleep. “I am doing Janata Garage and a Tamil film with Dhanush. I haven’t signed any films after this as I want to take a break,” says the actress.