The item number O Ontava from Pushpa: The Rise has undoubtedly increased the popularity of Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Notably, while earlier her fan following was restricted to South Indian movie fans, the hit number has made her a pan India star. And that can be the reason why the Tollywood beauty has been able to gain the top spot in the Ormex pan India rating for most popular actresses in India.
Surprisingly, she has reached the number one spot beating some of the biggest names in both Southern and the Hindi film industry including Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, and Nayanthara.
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Samantha is number one on the list. She is followed by the emerging queen of Bollywood Alia in the second spot and Nayanthara, Kajal Aggarwal, and Deepika in the third, fourth and fifth spots respectively. Others in the top 10 include Rashmika Mandanna, Anushka Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Keerthy Suresh, and Pooja Hegde in the same sequence.
Samantha has a lot of good projects in her hand at present. Importantly, each of the projects will have Samantha in an entirely different role which will help Sam to prove her versatility in both Hindi and Southern movies. Apart from the mythological movie Shankuntalam, Kushi with Vijay Deverakonda, she also has Yashodha which is going to be a science fiction thriller. It is believed that the role of the Tollywood actress is going to be a surprise package in the movie.
She also has Citadel, her Bollywood debut movie with Varun Dhawan, and a Hollywood flick titled Arrangements of Love. Although she did face a rough patch in her personal life due to separation from Naga Chaitanya, her career is currently going great guns and seems unstoppable.