Samantha got goosebumps after reading Yashoda’s script, said no to body doubles: Director duo Hari-Harish

Last Update: 12 July 2022, 13:35 IST

Samantha Ruth to be seen in Yashoda directed by Prabhu Hari-Harisho

Samantha Ruth to be seen in Yashoda directed by Prabhu Hari-Harisho

Director-duo Hari and Harish, who have worked predominantly in the Tamil film industry, will make their Telugu debut with Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Yashoda.

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu has a slew of interesting projects lined up with Yashoda being one of them. In a recent interview, director-duo Hari Shankar and Harish Narayan talked about working with the actress and her high-octane action film. While talking to Pinkvilla, the duo said that they have all the recognitions and awards, but they want to reach out to the mainstream audience and bring something different. This forced him to take a break of two years after his last film and he spent that time working on Yashoda.

Hari and Harish, who have predominantly worked in the Tamil film industry, will be making their Telugu debut with Samantha’s Yashoda. Talking about the actress’ first reaction to reading the script, she told the publication, “We wanted to approach a star who could understand the different story, to meet the expectations of the mainstream audience. Professional too. We wanted to get someone who could do well and have equal stardom… the first choice was Samantha and luckily, within 25 minutes of the first meeting, she said yes.

He further said that after the completion of the story, Samantha said that her hair was getting raised. He further revealed that the actress refused to take any help for the fight sequence. “The major action portion of the film has been shot on the sets. For the fight sequence, Sam wanted to be there for 2 or 3 days to rehearse… she wanted to do all the scenes herself. He absolutely refused body doubles and even in some scenes where a rope is required for safety, he did it on his own. She was thoroughly enjoying it.”

Apart from Yashoda, Samantha will be seen in Ruth Prabhu Kushi opposite Vijay Deverakonda. She will also be seen in Shakuntalam.

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