When the trailer of 'The Family Man 2' first released, it created mixed reactions among the viewers over its alleged depiction of Tamil Nadu and the Eelam community in a negative light.

Many called for a ban on the series, in which Samantha Akinenni was portrayed as an LTTE woman. Following the uproar on social media against the series, the directors released a statement requesting viewers not to make any assumptions based on the mere trailer.

True to their words, the series went on to garner applause and praises for Manoj Bajpai and Samantha's characters. Overwhelmed by the positive response, Samantha opened up about 'Raji' her role in the web series and explained why it will always be special for her.

Check out the emotional post here:

A post shared by Samantha Akkineni (@samantharuthprabhuoffl)

In a recent interview, the creators of The Family Man Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK admitted that Samantha was brave to take up this role.

"Samantha’s choice of doing The Family Man 2 is an extremely risky one, especially if you see how passionately her fans follow her work. Already there are few comments saying, ‘What did you do to our beautiful Samantha?’ I said she is still beautiful, in just a different role. Someone like her doing this role is very risky. It is brave to say, ‘I am going to let go of all the things people look in me, in my character and I will embrace a completely different, contrasting character and try and do my best with it,’ Raj explained.

Source: Indian Express
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