Southern Star Samantha Akkineni, who will be starring in the much-awaited second season of “The Family Man” said that actresses are not being offered
Southern Star Samantha Akkineni, who will be starring in the much-awaited second season of “The Family Man” said that actresses are not being offered cliched roles life before. With exposure to world cinema and OTT platforms, the opportunities and options for women are steadily increasing. The female characters that are being written by the script writers have more dimension now and are no more just eye candy for the hero or the audience. When asked about how things have changed for actresses in the industry, she said that a lot has changed drastically.
Now, the roles that are being written for females have more substance. Unlike before, now even the female characters are being written after good research work. OTT platforms have given the scriptwriters a stage to experiment with script writing and directing which has led to the availability of a variety of content for streaming. With the advancement in Cinema, even the audience has started enjoying such off-beat content and there is no going back now. Gauging the recent change in the taste of the audience, scriptwriters have started adding more depth to the female characters hence making them multi-dimensional.
This has allowed the female actor to experiment with scripts and polish their acting skills. Trying new roles not only helps you to grow as a person but also allows the audience to see a different side of yours. Such roles increase versatility.
Samantha Akkineni will be entering the digital platform with the second series of The Family Man. Samantha said that she has broken a lot of rules with The Family Man 2 and has experimented with something new which will leave the audience surprised. She is happy with the growth of OTT platforms as it opens new opportunities for everyone and it’s only here that one gets to experiment. In this series, she will be starring alongside the known names of the industry like Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani. The actress is known for films like Ye Maya Chesav, Eega, Meresal, etc. She impressed everyone with her film Super Deluxe which was released on OTT platforms. Samantha, who is married to Naga Chaitanya, son of superstar Nagarjuna, said that unlike feature films where one needs to do a certain kind of role as it’s universally accepted, one can afford to experiment and take risks with OTT.