According to director Nandini Reddy, it was Samantha who sent the DVD of Miss Granny to her and asked her whether they could remake it.
Samantha said she was excited with the character of Baby. "My gut feeling is that if I don't sleep for days in anticipation of doing a particular character, it would become a special role. I felt the same towards my role in Oh Baby," she added. The film is about a 70-year-old woman miraculously turning into a 20-something.
Samantha is also excited to step into the shoes of Trisha in the Telugu remake of 96.