Mumbai: South stars Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu announced their separation on October 2. While Samantha has spoken about her separation indirectly in several interviews, Chay has chosen to remain mum about the issue.
Samantha upset with constant talks about her divorce
Recently, Naga Chaitanya opened up about his past with Samantha and said that they both have moved on, following which their divorce has been ruling the headlines once again. Now, it seems like Samantha is unhappy with the constant discussion surrounding her past.
According to a report in Bollywood Life, a source close to the actress said, “Samantha is working extremely hard in her professional life and wants her audience and fans only to talk about her craft and not personal life. However, she too is very much aware that this is not possible due to her being a public figure. Of late there has been a lot of news about her and her past and this has left the actress a little bit unhappy. But she is focusing on her work so that the negativity doesn’t affect her.”
Samantha speaks on divorce with Naga Chaitanya on Koffee With Karan 7
On Thursday, July 21, Samantha made her debut in Koffee With Karan season 7. When KJo questioned her about her divorce and failed marriage with Naga Chaitanya, she said, “It has been hard. But it’s good now. It’s fine. I am stronger than I have ever been.” Karan asked her if there are any hard feelings between her and Chay. The actress replied, “Are there hard feelings like if you put us both in a room, you have to hide sharp objects? Yeah, as of now, yes. So it’s not an amicable situation right now.” Samantha also added, “Not right now, but maybe sometime in the future, yeah.”
When Sam Slammed Trolls
Ever since they had announced the split, a bunch of rumours have been floating around on internet with many blaming Sam. Some reports even claimed that Samantha never wanted children and has had abortions, while there were also discussions of her having affairs. However, she had all such rumours and said that they were personal attacks and she is not going to let them break her. “Your emotional investment into a personal crisis has overwhelmed me. Thank you all for showing deep empathy, concern and for defending me against false rumours and stories that are being spread. They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist and now that I have had abortions,” she said.
“A divorce in itself is an extremely painful process. Let alone allowing me the time to heal. This attack on me personally, has been relentless. But I promise you this, I will never allow this or anything else they say, break me,” she added.
Did Naga Chaitanya reveal the reason?
In his recent interview, Naga Chaitanya revealed that he would not take up roles that embarrass his family members. As per Bollywood Life, he was quoted saying, ““I am game for all kinds of roles. However, those roles should not affect my family and our reputation. I will not accept roles that would embarrass my family members.” Many pointed out that this could be a dig at Samantha’s career choices.
Another report by Bollywood Life states that not only Naga Chaitanya, but Samantha’s in-laws, too, weren’t too pleased that she continued doing the same kind of bold scenes on screen as they felt that it was unbecoming of the daughter-in-law of the Akkineni household.
Samantha makes bold career choices
Meanwhile, Samantha’s career is on a high. After her separation, she made some bold choices in her career like, signing her first-ever item song to bagging her first foreign film. Her first item song Oo Antava from Allu Arjun’s Pushpa is taking social media by fire. In her first foreign film, Arrangements of Love, the actress will play the role of a bisexual woman.
On the other hand, Naga Chaitanya was last seen in Love Story alongside Sai Pallavi.