It was Samantha's birthday on April 28. She has been shooting for VD11 in Kashmir. As the clock struck 12 at the midnight, the core team of the movie, especially Vijay Deverakonda, planned a pleasant surprise gift for the actress.
Director Shiva Nirvana scripted a false scene in which Sam would emote a range of lines and expressions. When it is his turn, the 'Arjun Reddy' actor responds by invoking her off-screen name instead of the on-screen one. She is puzzled. This is when the 'Liger' star and others on set reveal the surprise.
The 'Mahanati' pair is enjoying the first schedule, which will go on for another 30 days or so.
For comedy roles, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna, Srikanth Iyengar and Ali have been roped in. With music by Mollywood's Hesham Abdul Wahab, the film has Peter Heins composing the fights.