Samantha will play the lead in Tamil and Telugu remakes of Pawan Kumar’s critically acclaimed film "U-Turn." Initially, there were reports that the film was to be shot with Samantha Ruth Prabhu playing the female lead, with Pawan Kumar making his Tollywood debut. Later, we heard that Nithya Menon was replacing Samantha and that the team was in search of a director who can helm the remakes in both the languages.
The production house always only had Samantha in mind because she was keen to be part of this heroine-centric film. In fact nobody else had been approached for the role and the makers are wondering how Nithya Menon’s name came into the picture.
"U-Turn" was made under Pawan Kumar Studios and featured Shraddha Srinath in the lead with Roger Narayan and Dilip Raj among others in the cast. The film was screened at the New York Indian Film Festival 2016 and also did well in Karnataka.