Poonam Singh

Amid reports of Samantha quitting from Bollywood project Citadel along with Varun Dhawan due to her health conditions, rumour mills are abuzz that Sam, who is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Myositis, will be taking a long break from work leading to such speculations.

However, according to a PinkVilla report, sources close to the actress have denied the rumours and will start shooting the same in the second half of January 2023.

PinkVilla quoted the source as saying, "Anything and everything written about her being replaced in Citadel is rubbish. She will begin the shoot in the second half of January."

According to reports, Sam’s upcoming film with Vijay Deverakonda titled Kushi is also on track and the team is soon to lock dates for the film's next schedule.

Directed by Raj and DK, Citadel is the Indian adaptation of the International series which is originally created by the director duo, Russo Brothers.

Announcing the filming of the series, the Russo Brothers and Raj and DK tweeted about it and wrote, "We are thrilled to officially announce that we will be bringing you the Indian installment of the Citadel universe. The local Original spy series will start filming in January 2023.” 

Meanwhile, Samantha's mythological project Shaakuntalam's release date was finally announced today. The epic love story is scheduled for theatrical release in five languages- Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam, on February 17, 2023.