It's official: Samantha Ruth Prabhu joins Varun Dhawan for Raj and DK's Citadel India; Says it's 'homecoming'

Samantha Ruth Prabhu has finally joined Varun Dhawan for Raj and DK's Citadel India. Here is what the diva has to say about her Bollywood debut.

Updated on Feb 01, 2023   |  11:36 AM IST  |  115.3K
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Samantha stars working on her Bollywood debut

After spreading her magic in the South, Yashoda actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu is all set to make her mark in Bollywood. The diva has joined Varun Dhawan for Raj and DK's Citadel. Sharing the exciting news, she wrote on Instagram, "the mission is on...we have started rolling for the Indian installment of Citadel."

The makers also released a poster of the stunner in a sassy avatar. She was seen posing in a brown leather jacket, along with matching shades, and black denim. Varun Dhawan also welcomed his co-star on board with the following words, "Welcome to the team @Samantharuthprabhupffl."

Check out the post below:

Varun Dhawan welcomes Samantha on board

The rumor mills were previously buzzing that Samantha will not be a part of Citadel due to her health condition. Although, Pinkvilla confirmed that the star is very much a part of the show. The source revealed, "Anything and everything written about her being replaced in Citadel is rubbish." Directed by Raj and DK, Citadel is the Indian adaptation of the International series of the same name which was created by the director duo, Russo Brothers.

Both Samantha and Varun Dhawan will be seen performing high-octane action sequences as a part of their roles. Going by the reports, the Citadel team has a Hollywood stunt director on board the team. A little birdie told us, "Both Varun and Samantha are required to have a toned physique for Citadel and have already started working on it. Meanwhile, they will start their martial arts training in August-end, while the show is expected to roll by September-end or early October. The training will go on for around a month’s time. Raj and DK are currently fine-tuning the script and will start with the casting process for the supporting team in August. The makers are also getting a Hollywood action director on board to choreograph the massive fight sequences for the show."

Samantha's lineup

Now, talking about Samantha's other professional commitments, she will next grace the big screen with the much-awaited mythological drama, Shaakuntalam. Gunasekhar will direct the movie based on the famous play by Kalidas, Shakuntala. It will showcase the epic love story between princess Shakuntala, and king Dushyanta. While Samantha will essay the titular role in the film, Dev Mohan will be seen as king Dushyanta. Additionally, Allu Arjun's daughter Allu Arha will also step into acting in the movie. The little one has been roped in to play prince Bharata in the film. Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan, and Ananya Nagalla will also play key roles in Shaakuntalam, along with the rest.


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