Samantha Akkineni is soaring high! The actress on Friday took to social media to announce her international project.

"A whole new world! I last auditioned in 2009 for Ye Maya chesave. 12 years later, and auditioning again, I felt the very same nervousness… I guess it's not every day you get to audition for a BAFTA award-winning, critically acclaimed, director of your most favorite series 'Downton Abbey'. Jumping for joy that you picked me, sir. #PhilipJohn Thank you @sunitha.tati @gurufilms1 for the opportunity… can't wait to start this exciting journey!!!" she wrote.

The actress is set to make her international film debut with 'Arrangements of Love' to be directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Philip John of 'Downtown Abbey' fame.

'Arrangements of Love' is an adaptation of the bestselling 2004 novel of the same title. It was written by Indian author Timeri N. Murari.

Samantha will be playing the role of a 27-year-old strong-minded and progressive bisexual Tamil woman who runs her own detective agency and becomes part of the search.

This is such big news to all the Samantha fans. She proved her mettle by picking the best roles and performing well in every possible way. After playing Raji in The Family Man, her popularity scaled heights.

She has a bunch of films in her kitty which are in various stages of production. She will be seen doing a special number in Allu Arjun's Pushpa directed by Sukumar. Reports claim that she is going to do another web series for Raj and DK, the makers of The Family Man.

Meanwhile, she's been going through a different phase in her personal life. The actress, in the month of October, announced separation from her husband Naga Chaitanya after four years of togetherness.

Bhavana Sharma

Bhavana Sharma covers entertainment and cinema for Newsmeter. Having over seven years of experience across various platforms, Bhavana has worked for publications, Telangana Today, Andhra Jyothy, channels like V6 News and online enterprises like International Business Times, Zee News, Tamada Media, IQlik Movies and so on. Her forte has been reporting on Telugu cinema, with several exclusives on developments in the Telugu film industry to her credit. Her one on one chats with several established stars, upcoming actors, directors and others in cinema have been published across print and online platforms. Alumni of Arts College, Osmania University.

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