Samantha gets a character emoji for her show


For the first time in her showbiz career, Samantha Akkineni is playing a negative role in the second season of The Family Man and guess what, this is her maiden attempt in the digital medium. Scheduled to hit the internet on February 12, the trailer is on the verge of release and to up the hype, the makers have unveiled a Twitter character Emoji attached to the hashtags of the show and it features both Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha. The latter can be seen in a saluting in a uniform.

Meanwhile, since morning, several reports claimed that Samantha is the first Indian actress to get a character emoji. While there is no official thing to confirm the same, the 33-year-old actress is quite excited to see some great fans’ reactions on the micro-blogging platform. She certainly is eagerly waiting for the netizens to witness her performance in a complex and never-seen-before role.

Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Darshan Kumar and Sharad Kelkar in pivotal roles, the opening season of the family action-thriller was applauded by critics and netizens for its engaging narration and terrific performances. The plot of the web series revolves around a middle-class man (Manoj) who secretly works as an intelligence officer for the T.A.S.C, a fictitious branch of the National Investigation Agency.

Speaking about her part in the project, Samantha said “With the digital space booming, I knew I had to be a part of this revolution. What better way to make my digital debut, than with one of India’s most loved series. I have loved Raj & DK’s work and given the global reach and standing of Amazon Prime Video, I couldn’t have asked for better partners.”

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