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.