Non-native heroines stepping into Tollywood, learning Telugu and even dubbing in their own voices is undoubtedly an appreciable effort. However, audiences may find it tough to get accustomed to a heroine’s voice especially after a noted dubbing artiste dubbed for her for several movies.
Samantha, who dubbed in her own voice in U-Turn, unfortunately couldn’t impress with her painstaking efforts. Although her acting was spotless, her voice was jarring in most scenes and especially in emotional scenes. Audiences are wondering why did Sam have to force her voice instead of her long-time onscreen voice, Chinmayi’s.
The major issue in Samantha’s Telugu pronunciation is the strong Tamil accent. Although she had managed to cover up the faults in her voice for her stammering girl’s role in Mahanati, she couldn’t repeat the same in U-Turn, where the entire story revolved around her character.
Even Samantha’s diehard fans are advising her not to again experiment with her voice in future. It remains to be seen whether Sam will accept this feedback and think twice before deciding to dub on her own for all her future movies.