After her personal life took a shaky turn, as she divorced her husband Naga Chaitnya On October two, Samantha is all set to move on in life as she announced two bilingual films back-to-back. The couple ended four years of their marriage due to irreconcilable differences. However, both of them have been tight-lipped about the reasons that led to their divorce.
Now, rumors suggest that she was the first choice for Shah Rukh Khan’s Lion, which is directed by Atlee. However, Samantha rejected the film as she was planning to have a baby with Naga Chaitanya. After Samantha turned down the offer, the role went to Nayanthara, who is currently shooting for the film in Mumbai. Atlee shares a great bond with Samantha as he took her as the lead actress in both of his films- Theri and Mersal. But Samantha turned down the offer.
However, neither Samantha nor the makers of Lion have issued a statement regarding this.