Leading South Indian actress Samantha's Yashoda has wrapped up its first schedule on Saturday in quick time after rolling into production earlier this month. Billed to be a new-age thriller, the upcoming multilingual venture is being directed by the Hari Shankar and Hareesh Narayan duo of Ambuli fame under reputed Telugu producer Sivalenka Krishna Prasad's Sridevi Movies banner. Announced to be a pan-Indian film, Yashoda will be coming out in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam languages and will see Samantha sharing screen space alongside actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan. 

Samantha, who is currently the talk of the town after the rousing response to her dance number 'Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava' in Allu Arjun's nationwide blockbuster Pushpa, will be playing the titular role in Yashoda, while Varalaxmi has been cast as a character named Madhubala and Unni will be called Gautham. The film is being made on a grand scale and expectations are massive as it includes the likes of music director Mani Sharma, cinematographer Sukumar of Mynaa fame, and editor Marthand K. Venkatesh forming the core technical team.  

Yashoda is an important film for Samantha after she previously starred in Telugu blockbusters like Janatha Garage, Rangasthalam, U Turn, including Jaanu, and will be looking to repeat a similar success and this time on her own in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. The added advantage of the film being a pan-Indian venture ensures that it will be getting a wider reach taking into account her fan base in Tamil Nadu and the remaining South Indian states. The response to the 'Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava' song in Pushpa has also come at the right time for Samantha and will no doubt prove to be a big boost for Yashoda as time progresses.  

Apart from Yashoda, Samantha's film lineup includes the Tamil rom-com Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal alongside 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara under Vignesh Shivan’s direction and the Telugu mythological drama Shaakuntalam, which is based on the popular Indian play Shakuntala by classical Sanskrit author Kalidasa. The actress was also announced recently to be making her Hollywood debut in Arrangements of Love under BAFTA winner Philip John's direction, whose credits include Downton Abbey and The Good Karma Hospital. Samantha had also given her nod to star in the lead role in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual being produced by blockbuster production-distribution banner Dream Warrior Pictures.