Samantha doesn’t want to miss out on being in any platform as an actor. She wanted to try in TV, if her lead roles, didn’t work out.
But she got huge craze with Jessie character in Ye Maaya Chesave and then she had to never turn back. In an interview, she did say that if Indian TV accepts the American kind of series culture or make a special edition short term series or film, she will gladly do it.
As the web-series market took over and actors are looking to be part of the medium more and more, she accepted an interesting role in a series that will be made on large scale in Hindi-Telugu-Tamil languages.
Amala did High Priestess before and seems like Samantha is following her lead. As she wanted to portray the character, she is offered, she accepted the role, without many conditions, it seems.
She even gave 40 to 50 call-sheets for the shoot like a big film, it seems. The shoot started in Chennai.
Sharwanand and her film, 96 got delayed due to the hero’s hand injury and even though he is fine now, Samantha committed to this project and hence, 96 is further delayed, it seems.