Leading South Indian actress Samantha, who is celebrating her birthday, was in for a surprise on Thursday, from the team of her upcoming Telugu film with Vijay Deverakonda. The Arjun Reddy actor has released a video on his YouTube channel today that shows him and Samantha shooting for a scene for their film, which is later revealed to be fake, in order to surprise the Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal actress. In the video, we see director Shiva Nirvana conceiving a fake romantic scene with Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha, before the team surprises the actress with a birthday cake after the prank and leaving her astonished when the celebrations begin.

The upcoming venture is Vijay Deverakonda's 11th film in his career and has him and Samantha teaming up under Shiva Nirvana's direction, who is known for directing Ninnu Kori, Majili, and Tuck Jagadish. Launched last week, the upcoming film is touted to be a family entertainer and will be strong on the emotional front, with filming currently taking place in Kashmir. Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha's casting alone has generated massive excitement among fans and is the second time the duo is coming together after appearing in pivotal roles in Keerthy Suresh's Mahanati

Being produced under the Mythri Movie Makers banner, Samantha and Vijay Deverakonda's film has a talented team onboard featuring the Telugu debut of composer Hesham Abdul Wahab, whose songs in the Malayalam blockbuster Hridayam are still reigning at the top of the charts. The film also has cinematographer Murali. G, who is known for his work in Madras, Kabali, Kaala, and Sarpatta Parambarai directed by Pa. Ranjith. 

Apart from their film together, Vijay Deverakonda will be seen next in the boxing drama Liger, which has him paired with Ananya Panday under Puri Jagannadh's direction. The Telugu star will also be teaming up with Puri Jagannadh once again for a film titled Jana Gana Mana after which he will work in an untitled film with director Sukumar. As for Samantha, she is a part of the Telugu mythological film Shaakuntalam, which is in its post-production stages, and will also be seen in the pan-Indian science fiction thriller venture Yashoda. The actress will be making her Hollywood debut as well in The Arrangements Of Love, which will be directed by Downtown Abbey filmmaker Philip John. 

Watch Vijay surprise Samantha at the shooting spot of their film in the video below: