The Family Man 2 controversy seems to have put Amazon and its directors in trouble. While almost all the members of the team including the lead actors Manoj Bajpayee, Sharib Hashmi and Priyamani have come out in the open to support the web series, Samantha Akkineni’s silence is quite intriguing. As is known, the South Indian superstar plays the role of the lead antagonist as LTTE terrorist in The Family Man 2.
Samantha was badly trolled for portraying a Tamil terrorist. But the Rangasthalam actress did not react to the troll. She didn’t even come out in support of the series. It has surprised her followers and fans as the actress is known for being very active on social media and never hesitates from hitting back with strong words.
But this time around, Samantha Akkineni has kept mum and that is because Amazon has reportedly asked her to remain silent until the series releases. After all, they do not want to attract further unnecessary controversy or attention for the show.
The Amazon Prime Video show will see the Southern diva playing the character of Raji, a suicide bomber. Her character has grabbed a lot of attention after the release of the trailer of the show. While speaking about the trailer, Samantha said, “I saw the reviews of the trailer on the first day, and I had high expectations. I think doubts were cleared moments after the release of The Family Man 2. Everyone was hooked. I was feeling mighty proud. It was my biggest accomplishment.”
You had to pull up your socks 😱omg @BajpayeeManoj .. don’t steal my lines sir 🙏🙏🙏 .. you are the greatest 🤗❤️And I can’t wait to for everyone to see what you have done in #familymanseason2 https://t.co/GU3oCJ4viO— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) May 26, 2021
Earlier while discussing her role during an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the actress said, “I am just lucky to be here and be a part of The Family Man because that is the only thing anyone is asking me back home. ‘When is the family man releasing?’ I am truly honored to be a part of this team and be a part of this show and in a dream role.”
Apart from The Family Man 2, Samantha will next appear in the titular role in Gunasekhar-helmed big project Shakuntalam.