Aditi Rao Hydari has been confirmed to play the female lead in Tamil-Telugu bilingual film Maha Samudram, the production house announced on social media.
Directed by director Ajay Bhupathi, Maha Samudram will feature Sharwanand and Siddharth in the lead roles alongside Rao Hydari. “After considering various names, the makers felt Aditi Rao would be the best choice for a crucial role which will have scope for her to perform. Aditi, on the other hand, is quite pleased to be part of the project,” an official statement from the production house stated.
— AK Entertainments (@AKentsOfficial) October 12, 2020
Last month, the film makers announced actor Siddharth has joined the cast, making it the actor’s comeback to Telugu cinema after seven years. He was looking for an appropriate script for a comeback film in Telugu and chose Ajay’s script, a statement from the makers revealed. Siddharth’s last Telugu appearance was in Gruham in 2017. Speculations are rife that he may be playing an antagonist in this film.
Earlier, it was rumoured that actor Samantha Akkineni was supposed to play the lead role, but was replaced by Rao Hydari after one of her projects did not work out. Defending Samantha, Rao Hydari took to Twitter and said that hit or flop cannot take away credibility of an actor.
Talking to The Times of India, Ajay had revealed that the film is set in Visakhapatnam and the shooting is likely to start by December keeping Covid-19 guidelines in mind.
Maha Samudram is tipped to be an intense love and action drama. The film is being produced under the banner of AK Entertainments. It is reportedly set to go on floors this month. However, an official announcement regarding the same is still being awaited.