Samantha Ruth Prabhu for the first time opened up on her divorce with Naga Chaitanya. She said that while she understands fans’ disappointment, but the manner in which it was communicated should have been different. During an actors’ roundtable with Film Companion, Samantha said that she built her strength over the years. She said, “When I hear what Sanya says, I remember myself being there. It was a while ago. I remember crumbling and being sad”, she made a reference with Sanya Malhotra’s Pagglait.Also Read - Neha Kakkar Appreciates Pushpa by Sensuously Grooving to ‘Oo Antava’ at Dubai’s Beach - Viral Video
In an interview with Filmfare, Samantha opened about her divorce with Naga Chaitanya and said, “It’s ok if you are having a bad day, vocalise it, understand it, as soon as you accept that you’re going through something half the work is done. It’s when we don’t want to accept it and we are fighting it it’s a never-ending battle. But when you accept when you vocalise ‘this is my issue, so what now? I still have to live my life’. I know I’m still going to live my life and with all the issues that I now faced in my personal life, I was surprised at how strong I was. I thought I was a much weaker person. I thought that with my separation, I would crumble and die. I didn’t think I was capable of being this strong…Today I’m very very proud of how strong I’m because I really didn’t know I was.” Also Read - Liger: Samantha Ruth Prabhu to Set Screens on Fire in New Dancer Number After Oo Antava?
Talking about humble beginnings, she said, “When I saw success, I came from very very humble beginnings and I saw success immediately with my first film. But from a normal point of view you would be like ‘Whoa this girl just made it, she hit the jackpot and she should feel so happy’. But it wasn’t like that. I felt like ‘Why me? I don’t deserve this. I don’t look like any of the other girls’. And it destroyed me even further that I wasn’t good enough for all the love that I was receiving from the audience and I wasn’t good enough for all these big projects that I was getting. I’m still that girl asking all those questions but I stopped fighting it.” Also Read - Urfi Javed Flaunts Her Moves On Samantha Ruth Prabhu's 'Oo Antava', Fans Say 'Real Song Me Apko Hona Tha'
She further expressed that she likes to shre her life with fans and understands that she is ‘inviting these people into her life’ when she does so. She added that the fans will be disappointed if her opinions and actions but don’t with their views. She was quoted as saying, “Yes, they are going to troll and abuse you but then, disagreements happen even between friends and family, right?” adding that she did not ask for ‘unconditional acceptance’, ‘ the disapproval could have been communicated differently’.
Talking about her expectations from the coming year, “They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist and now that I have had abortions. 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.”
On October 2, Samantha and Naga Chaitanya have announced their separation on Instagram with a statement that read, “To all our well-wishers, After much deliberation and thought, CHay and I have decided to part ways as husband and wife to pursue our own paths. We are fortunate to have a friendship of over a decade that was the very core of our relationship which we believe will always hold a special bond between us. We request our fans, well-wishers, and the media to support us during this difficult time and give us the privacy we need to move on. Thanking you for your support. (sic)”