Samantha Akkineni is the top actress of Telugu cinema currently. With back to back hits, the actress is in huge demand but she is not ready to sign regular commercial films. She played the female lead in Jaanu and the film received critical acclaim but failed to rake money at the box-office. Sharwanand and Samantha played the lead roles in Jaanu. The duo is all set to play the lead roles in Maha Samudram, an emotional entertainer that is to be directed by RX 100 fame Ajay Bhupathi.
As per the latest news, Samantha is said to have walked out of Maha Samudram after Jaanu ended up as a dud. The makers with nothing much to do are in the hunt for the replacement for Samantha. Sharwanand is busy wrapping up his current commitments as of now and he would join the sets of Maha Samudram from June. The other lead actor in the film is yet to be finalized. Sithara Entertainments are the producers.