She is easily one of the finest actors of her time and has been choosing some very wise roles. Samantha has also been very open and opinionated about several discriminatory issues including the payback.
In a recent interview with Film Companion, Samantha stated that an actress who demands a hike is seen as problematic by producers, while an actor wanting a hike is seen as a cool hero. Three years ago Anushka Shetty had also spoken out about the stark pay difference. She stated that male actors draw audiences to theaters and that’s why they get paid more and that just seems to be an unfair comparison.
On the professional front, Samantha Akkineni has an untitled next with Ashwin Saravanan alongside actor prasanna. She also has Vignesh Shivan directed Kaathuvaakkula Rendu Kadhal alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara.