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Watch: Samantha Akkineni reveals how she 'prepped' for her The Family Man 2 role Raji in a fun video

Samantha Akkineni played Rajalakshmi Sekaran (Raji) in The Family Man 2

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Jul 14, 2021
 
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It's been more than a month since The Family Man 2 released on Amazon Prime Video and it seems like Samantha Akkineni is still not done with the show yet. The actor made her OTT debut with the Raj-DK and Suparn Varma-directed show where she played the role of Rajalakshmi Sekaran aka Raji. Samantha was cast as an undercover LTTE rebel who wouldn't let anything come in the way between her and her mission.

Now, Akkineni took to her Instagram page to share a video showing how she 'prepped for the role'. In the fun video, the actor is seen shaking her leg wearing the Raji costume in between shots. Samantha is seen dancing in her vanity van which was captured by her makeup artist Sadhna Singh.

Samantha captioned her video stating, "In between shots... #RAJI #thefamilyman2 @rajanddk #thefamilyman2 @rajanddk. For those of you asking me how I prepped for the role... Isssa method yo. Yes... yessssss the voice... this one is for all the bad singers... we know we suck but does it stop us... NOOOOOOOO!!! @sadhnasingh1 for better or worse."

In a heartwarming post shared by Samantha on her Instagram page, the actor elaborated on her approach towards the role, adding, "When @rajanddk approached me to do the character, I was aware that portraying Raji's character required sensitivity and balance."

The actor also earlier shared, "Raji's story, though fictional, to me, is a tribute to those that died because of an unequal war, and those who continue to live in the painful memory of the war. I was particular about Raji's portrayal being balanced, nuanced, and sensitive."

The Family Man 2 featured Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi reprising their roles from the first season. The second season ended on a cliffhanger and the makers are yet to officially announce the third season.

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