• Saturday, December 09, 2023


Samantha on her divorce, myositis and recent flops

By: Mohnish Singh

Popular Telugu actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu has opened up about her divorce from co-star Naga Chaitanya, her health issues as well as her recent flops.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar India, the actress admitted that she hit an “all-time low” when she was diagnosed with myositis while undergoing a divorce and facing flops at the box office.

“When I hit an all-time low of, well, a failed marriage, and my health and work were getting affected, it was like a triple whammy; boom, boom, boom. You know, people go down for far less than what I endured for the last two years or so,” she told the magazine.

“It’s important to recognise that being a loved star in this nation is an incredible gift; so be responsible for it, be honest and real, and tell your story… I don’t care that my lows have been so public, I’m actually quite empowered by them. I know I am going to fight with all I have, and I hope that people who are in a similar situation, also have the strength to just keep fighting,” she added.

Samantha married Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya, the elder son of Nagarjuna, in 2017 after dating each other for about seven years. However, the two ended their marriage in 2021.

Around the same time, she also opened up about her auto-immune condition called myositis, which results in painful muscles across the body.

Her recent films Kaathuvaakula Rendu KaadhalShakuntalam, and Yashoda also performed poorly at the box office.

She was last seen in the 2023 romantic drama Kushi opposite Vijay Deverakonda, which also failed to live up to the expectations of the audience.

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