In her recent interaction with a media portal, Samantha revealed that she will be taking a long layoff from acting in movies for a while. It is heard that the star actress will not be taking up any new acting assignments for the remainder of 2021. She will sign new projects only in 2022. This would mean that Samantha will only be having 1-2 new releases in the next months or so. While she takes a layoff from acting, Samantha wishes to unwind and spend some quality time with her family and stay off the grid for a few months. She will not be holding any discussions in regard to scripts or her forthcoming projects. However, this isn't the end of Samantha's illustrious acting career. She wishes to come back even stronger in the foreseeable future whenever that is.
"What you are seeing is Samantha 2.0. I will be taking a layoff from movies and spend some ME time. I'd also like to connect with my family and catch up with them. I will most certainly return to acting again and you'll see Samantha 3.0. I will start to take up more interesting and exciting projects once I'm back," she says.
Samantha had recently wrapped up Shakuntalam, a mythological epic directed by Gunasekhar. She turned emotional after completing shooting for the Gunasekhar directorial. "And it's a wrap on Shaakuntalam !! This film will stay with me for the rest of my life .As a little girl I believed in fairy tales .. not much has changed .I still do....and @Gunasekhar1 sir my fairy godfather Smiling face for making my dream a reality. When he narrated this film to me I was immediately transported to a most beautiful world .. the world of Shaakuntalam.. a world like no other," she wrote after wrapping up the film.
Samantha was flooded with movie and web series' offers after the blockbuster success of The Family Man 2 but she wasn't in any sort of hurr to sign new projects. She will be taking the final call on her forthcoming projects only after she is back from the self-imposed break.