Samantha seems to have tasted success in Tollywood with Prince Mahesh Babu’s Dookudu, in which she played the solo female lead
The actor made her Telugu debut with Gautham Menon’s hit bilingual, Ye Maya Chesave, post which she has been doing a lot of glamorous roles. Dookudu hit the screens last Friday, had a bumper initial. Samantha stresses that her role is very important in the film, unlike other superstar flicks. Samantha is eyeing the top spot in Telugu industry with Dookudu as the likes of Anushka and Ileana seem to be a step below at the moment, though Kajal Aggarwal, who has the all-time blockbuster Magadheera to her credit, seems to be a bit ahead in the race. Samantha is hoping that Dookudu will keep up its initial momentum and turn out to be a mega hit, which would propel her to the top heroine status in Kollywood. Samantha also has an interesting line-up of films, including a trilingual directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon titled Nithya in Telugu, alongside Nani. In the Tamil version, she is paired with Jiiva.