South sensation Samantha Akkineni who recently featured in the new season of ‘The Family Man 2’ has gotten positive feedback for the role of Raji who was the main antagonist of the show. She recently shared her reaction to all the love she has been receiving on social media and revealed how she felt about the character even more.
She started off by saying, “Reading all the reviews and comments fills my heart with so much joy .. RAJI will always be special.” She then shared her own experience of exploring the character and mentioned, “When @rajanddk approached me to do the character, I was aware that portraying Raji’s character required sensitivity and balance. The creative team shared documentaries of the Tamil struggle that included stories of women in the Eelam war. When I watched those documentaries, I was aghast and shocked by the troubles and unspeakable grief that the Tamils of Eelam went through over an extended period of time. I noticed that the aforementioned documentaries had only a few thousand views and that is when it dawned on me how the world just looked away when tens of thousands people of Eelam lost their lives. And, lakhs more lost their livelihood and their homes. *Countless many* continue to live in far away lands with the wounds of the civil strife still fresh in their hearts and minds.”
She concluded her post by expressing, “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. I want Raji’s story to be a stark, much-needed reminder for us, more than ever before, to come together as humans to fight hate, oppression, and greed. If we fail to do so, countless more will be denied their identity, liberty, and their right to self-determination.”
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Family Man 2 began streaming on Amazon Prime Video on 4 June 2021.