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Samantha Akkineni unplugged

Published May 6, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Updated May 6, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Naga is a very understanding husband. We don’t discuss cinema at home, says Samantha.
Samantha Akkineni
 Samantha Akkineni

Samantha has been maintaining the top slot in tinsel town for more than eight years now. Along the way, she has also proved that marriage is not a barrier for actresses. Rangasthalam, which released after her wedding, is a blockbuster and she has three more films in her kitty. 

On breaking the barrier
I know how big a task it is to break the mental block that married women cannot continue to play lead. At least, I have laid the foundation for future heroines! I want to choose the best of roles that would suit me, not necessarily the lead ones, and I would like to continue my stint in films.


On kissing in Rangasthalam
It is just a peck on the cheek and not a lip-lock. Many questioned how can I do such scenes after my marriage? If married superstars do the same, will they ask such questions? My family is very supportive, especially my father-in-law who phoo-phooed the detractors. Now I work comfortably.

On being trolled
I knew I would be trolled for posting a picture in a swimsuit, but do you expect me to wear a sari on the beach? I don’t post them to get attention! But who tells me what pictures I should post? Just because I am married, they troll me. No one needs to tell me how I should conduct my life. 


On casting couch
Casting couch is there in every industry. I can’t comment about each and everyone’s virtue. There will be a few black sheeps. I am working in Tamil and Telugu industries for the last eight years. My first film was a hit and I didn’t have much of a struggle. I honestly believe that there are lots of good things in the film industry. That’s why I want to continue working even after I give birth to a child. It is good to note that the government has formed a special cell to look into complaints of sexual exploitation.


On Naga Chaitanya 
Nag is a very understanding husband. We don’t discuss cinema at home. After 6 pm, it is like any other normal household, where we discuss about dinner and spend time in a relaxed manner.