South star Samantha Akkinen says she plays “The Family Man” S2 character Raji with a “balanced, nuanced and sensitive approach” in particular. In the second season of the Amazon Prime Video series, which premiered on Friday, actor Manoj Bajpayee’s opponent Srikant Tiwari has been pitted against Raji, a new and powerful opponent of the Sri Lankan Liberation Fighter. Known for his roles in the films Akkineni, “Eega”, “Mahanati”, “Mersal”, “Anjaan”, he makes his debut in the digital space with the department of filmmakers Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the actor recounted his career with Raja. The character said the character as a much-needed reminder to come together as a society to eradicate “hatred, oppression and greed”.
“I especially wanted Raja’s portrait to be balanced, nuanced and sensitive. I want Raja’s story to be a much-needed raw reminder, more than ever, of bringing human beings together to fight hatred, oppression and lust. If we don’t do that, many others will be denied their identity, Freedom and the right to self-determination, ”the actor wrote.
Prior to the premiere, the TV series featured members Rajya Sabha and MDMK leader Vaiko and Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) against founder Seeman, who called for a halt to the show’s broadcast to show Tamils in a negative light.
At the time, Raj Nidimoruk and Krishna DK said they respect the feelings of the Tamil people and have come up with a “sensitive, balanced and fascinating story”.
Akkinenik, 34, said he was preparing for Rajira to watch documentaries about the Tamil struggle and was devastated to see the suffering of Tamils in Eelam, especially women.
“The creative team shared the documentaries of the Tamil struggle that captured the stories of women in the Eelam war. When I saw these documentaries, the Tamils of Eelam experienced a long time and I was amazed by the countless pain of the time,” the actor wrote.
He added that the ghosts of the war still have fresh wounds in his heart and head from the wounds of civil strife that continue to live in distant lands.
The first season of “The Family Man” premiered in September 2019 and received rave reviews. The second season is recreating history that attracts critical appraisal and storytelling for performances.
Akkinenik thanked his fans for his tremendous response to Raji’s representation, the character said that he will always have a special place in his heart.
“Reading all the reviews and comments fills my heart with so much joy. RAJI will always be special.”
The show also features actors Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Sunny Hinduja, Sharad Kelkar, Darshan Kumaar, Dalip Tahil, Vipin Kumar, Seema Biswas and Asif Basra.