Nithya Menen to play Savitri’s role? Added on Dec 21, 2016 Samantha has no films in hand. Recently she announced on Twitter that very soon we will be seeing her in a couple of films. Talk was that Samantha will be staring in Nag Ashwin’s biopic movie, which will be based on actress Savitri. She was a famous actress in the 50’s and the 60’s.Now it seems that this news is only partially true. Samantha will not be playing the title role in this movie. She will be narrating the life of Savitri. Nag Ashwin is currently scouting for the apt heroine for this movie. Nithya Menen is being considered for this role.