Chennai: Known mostly for playing the girl-next-door on screen, actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who for the first time flaunted a bikini in recently released Tamil actioner `Anjaan`, has attracted a lot of attention.
While `Anjaan` has been panned by critics and audiences, Samantha stole the limelight with her bikini act.
In the film, Samantha features in a bikini for just a few seconds in a song, but she plays an extremely glamorous role.
"It was a pleasant surprise to all her fans. We loved her in the completely glamorous avatar," said Rajesh Kumar, an avid fan of Samantha.
Hours after `Anjaan` released Friday, it was Samantha`s picture in a bikini that was trending on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Unimpressed with the film, most said the silver lining of `Anjaan` was Samantha in a bikini.
Samantha didn`t mind flaunting a bikini and she did it because it was an important film for her.
"`Anjaan` will make or break my career in Tamil. It`s an important film and I`m nervous about it," she had said while promoting the film.
Samantha upped the glamour quotient to find her foothold back in Tamil filmdom after a series of flops such as `Nadunisi Naaygal` and `Neethaane En Ponvasantham`.