Popular South sensation Samantha Akkineni is garnering praises for her role in the highly-anticipated thriller series ‘The Family Man 2’. The sequel to 2019 smash hit, ‘The Family Man’, was the most awaited by viewers for close to two years now – ever since the show debuted on Amazon Prime.
With the release of all the episodes of ‘The Family Man 2’, the show gets a massive response from the audiences.The award-winning Amazon Original Series created by the maverick duo, Raj and DK, marks the digital debut of South superstar Samantha who joins the stellar cast including Padma Shree recipient Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, along with incredible talent including Sharib Hashmi, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwantary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha and Mahek Thakur.
Portraying a never-seen before action avatar, Samantha has won hearts as ‘Raji’. From stunts, to combat scenes and gunfights, the diva has aced the negative character, setting a new landmark.Now, Samantha took to her Instagram handle on Friday and penned an appreciation note for the filmmakers Raj and DK, calling her character ‘Raji’, a special one.
Sharing a behind-the-scenes (BTS) photo with Raj-DK, Samantha wrote, “Reading all the reviews and comments fills my heart with so much joy .. RAJI will always be special. When @rajanddk approached me to do the character, I was aware that portraying Raji’s character required sensitivity and balance. The creative team shared documentaries of the Tamil struggle that included stories of women in the Eelam war. When I watched those documentaries, I was aghast and shocked by the troubles and unspeakable grief that the Tamils of Eelam went through over an extended period of time. I noticed that the aforementioned documentaries had only a few thousand views and that is when it dawned on me how the world just looked away when tens of thousands people of Eelam lost their lives. And, lakhs more lost their livelihood and their homes. *Countless many* continue to live in far away lands with the wounds of the civil strife still fresh in their hearts and minds.”
“Raji’s story, though fictional, to me, is a tribute to those that died because of an unequal war, and those who continue to live in the painful memory of the war. I was particular about Raji’s portrayal being balanced, nuanced, and sensitive. I want Raji’s story to be a stark, much-needed reminder for us, more than ever before, to come together as humans to fight hate, oppression, and greed. If we fail to do so, countless more will be denied their identity, liberty, and their right to self-determination,” she added.
Raj and DK commented on Samantha’s post and wrote, “Lots of respect and love!!”.
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This season has many new characters which include Ravindra Vijay, Mime Gopi, Azhagam Perumal, Kaustubh Kumar, late Asif Basra, Seema Biswas, Uday Mahesh, Vipin Sharma among others.
‘The Family Man 2’ is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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