Samantha is winning accolades for her de-glam village belle role of Ramalaxmi in Rangasthalam. The Ram Charan starrer screaming blockbuster is inching towards 100 crore share mark. Sam has given an press interview celebrating the success.
Five years back?
We know Rangasthalam would get tremendous response. Audience mindset have changed. They are looking for fresh content. If Rangasthalam would have released 5 years back it wouldn’t be this successful.
After Jessy is this your best character was the question posed at Samantha. She said..not exactly because I’ve done beautiful characters like Bindu in Eega and evolving role in Yeto Veli Poyindi Manasu. Ramalaxmi character is more challenging as I’ve never been to a village. Sukumar has done lot of home work. I just followed his instructions. I have put my 100% effort. Nobody would have believed I could suit or do the role better.
I love Risk?
I love to take risks. I faced several risks in my career. But I fear challenges. I need to change body language and nuances. I too never thought I could put so many expressions. Ramalaxmi is complete contrast to what I did previously.
I learnt it from husband?
Earlier, I used to be tensed and wouldn’t allow anyone to sleep before film releases but now I’m calm and composed. I learnt it from Chay as he said we need to perform to the best and leave the result to the audience. Its a waste to panic on something that is not in our control.
Yes, we went on a short vacation to foreign. After marriage we didn’t take a gap from shootings. I hardly spent 3 days with Chay after our wedding. So, we went on holiday.
When heroes can do? Why not Heroines ?
Filmmakers should change their mindset. Earlier, it was of strong belief that audience will not accept married women as heroines. With Rangasthalam this myth is busted. When heroes can act after marriage why not heroines, asked Samantha.
Anasuya I only appear in a scene together. I know she would get good appreciation for her role as Rangammatha.