Mumbai: Samantha Ruth Prabhu, a popular Indian actor, has always been vocal about her personal and professional life during interviews. Recently, she spoke about her failed relationship with Naga Chaitanya, Nagarjuna’s son, and the scrutiny she has faced from the media since their separation in October 2021. Despite this, Samantha stated that she has a lot of love to give and does not become cynical or bitter after one failed relationship.
Connecting with Her Character in Shakuntalam
Samantha is currently playing the titular role in Shakuntalam, a period drama. She shared that she relates to her character, who is fiercely independent, has her own beliefs, and goes against societal norms. Despite facing adversity, the character remains truthful and loving in her devotion, and Samantha admires her grace and dignity. She believes that it is the choices that a person makes during difficult times that make them a hero or a heroine.
Samantha’s Views on Pay Parity
During a recent interview, Samantha spoke about the issue of pay parity in the Indian film industry. While she is not fighting directly for equal pay, Samantha believes that it should be a byproduct of hard work and success. She wants to be paid what she deserves without having to beg for it.
Personal Struggles and Upcoming Projects
A few months ago, Samantha revealed that she was suffering from a rare autoimmune disease called myositis. She took a break from work and shooting schedules to focus on her treatment. Despite this setback, Samantha has several upcoming projects in the works. She will be seen in the Indian adaptation of the international series Citadel opposite Varun Dhawan, and she has Kushi with Vijay Deverakonda, a family entertainer set to release on September 1.