Samantha completes 11 years in Tollywood, thanks fans

Samantha Akkineni thanks Naga Chaitanya, Gautham Menon as she completes 11 years in Tollywood

Samantha began her career with the Telugu movie 'Ye Maaya Chesave'

Actor Samantha Akkineni. Credit: Twitter/SamanthaAkkineni

Actor Samantha Akkineni, who recently completed 11 years in the Telugu film industry, has taken to Twitter to thank fans for supporting her during her journey. The star expressed her gratitude to noted filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon , the director of her first movie Ye Maaya Chesave, for 'seeing something' in her. She went on to give a shoutout to her co-star and husband Naya Chaitanya.

""#11yearanniversary Thankyou @menongautham for seeing something in me🙇‍♀️..something that I really didn’t see in myself.. Thankyou @ManjulaOfficial 🤗 and Thankyou @chay_akkineni ❤️.. and Thankyou to all of you reading this .. you have made me the happiest woman in the world," she tweeted. 

Ye Maaya Chesave was a romantic drama that revolved around the journey of two friends and emerged as a big hit while receiving rave reviews. It was simultaneously shot in Tamil as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa with Simbu and Trisha in the lead. 

Sam subsequently consolidated her standing in Tollywood with films such as Dookudu, Eega and the Pawan Kalyan-starrer Attarintiki Daredi. The 'Akkineni Bahu' also carved a niche for herself in Tamil cinema with movies like Naan Ee, Theri and the critically-acclaimed 24

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Samantha remains the choice of the masses despite the emergence of younger stars. 'Jessie' was last seen in the romantic drama Jaanu, a remake of the Tamil movie 96. The movie proved to be a commercial failiure despite receiving rave reviews. The general perception is that it wasn't promoted too agressively. 

Samantha is set to make her digital debut with the web series The Family Man Season 2. The biggie reportedly features her in the role of a Hyderabad-based woman and has socio-political undertones. It was originally supposed to release on February 12 but that did not happen as the show was posponed amid the Tandav controversy. It is expected to release this Summer. 

The 'Apple Beauty'  had sometime ago said that she's looking forward to connecting with a wider audience through The Family Man Season 2. Samantha also has the Tamil film Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, co-starring Nayanthara and 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi, in her kitty. 


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