Samantha to play bisexual Tamil woman in Arrangements of Love


Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu has signed her first international film titled Arrangements of Love. Samantha has been roped to play a strong-minded bisexual Tamil woman, who runs a detective agency in Arrangements of Love, which is being directed by BAFTA-winning Welsh director Philip John.

Taking to Twitter, Samantha confirmed the news and wrote, "A whole new world. Absolutely thrilled to be a part of Arrangements Of Love. Thank you sir #PhilipJohn for picking me to be #Anu. Cant wait to begin this exciting journey .. Thankyou @SunithaTati always (sic)."

Arrangements of Love is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Indian author Timeri N Murari. The film follows a Welsh-Indian man who is in search of his estranged father during an impromptu visit to his homeland. Samantha, who runs a detective agency, helps him reunite with his father.

"A whole new world opens up for me today as I start my journey with 'Arrangements of Love,' which has such an endearing and personal story," Samantha told Variety.

"I am excited to work with Philip John, whose projects I have closely followed for many years, being a big fan of 'Downton Abbey.' I am looking forward to collaborating with Sunitha once again and I hope for only more success than we previously had with 'Oh! Baby'. My role is a complex character and it will be both a challenge and an opportunity for me to play it. I cannot wait to get on set."

The film is produced by Sunitha Tati's Indian outfit Guru Films. Samir Sarkar, of Singapore's Magic Hour Films, has joined the project as executive producer. Sarkar previously produced Rotterdam winner 'Nasir', 'Jonaki' and Kolkata winner 'The False Eye'.