Samantha's recent release Jaanu has bombed. The film had many expectations riding on it, but has flopped.
Director Ajay Bhupathi the maker of RX100 has not been able to move his second project Mahasamudhram from the past two years. He was hoping to sign Sharwanand and Samantha after the release of Jaanu.
But now with Jaanu bombing, Sharwanand and Samantha are not being considered a hot pair. Samantha it seems has refused to do this film. Meanwhile she has signed a Tamil film which has Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanatara. She is yet to sign her next Telugu film.