Samantha Ruth Prabhu talks about not doing dance numbers after divorce with Naga Chaitanya

By - June 05, 2024 - 03:53 PM IST

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It's hard to imagine the blockbuster hit Pushpa: The Rise without the electrifying item song "Oo Antava," featuring the dazzling Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Her chemistry with Allu Arjun in the song captivated audiences and became an instant sensation.

Overcoming Personal and Professional Hurdles

Interestingly, the Shaakuntalam actress revealed in an interview that she faced significant opposition from her closest friends and family about participating in the song. Samantha had just announced her separation from Naga Chaitanya, and her well-wishers advised her against doing the dance number during such a tumultuous time.

Samantha’s Bold Decision

Despite the reservations of those close to her, Samantha chose to go ahead with the song. Reflecting on the situation, she said, “While I was offered Oo Antava, I was in the middle of the separation. Every friend of mine, my family, were like, 'You sit at home. You will not do an item song just after you have announced your separation.'"

Samantha ignored the warnings and trusted her instincts, a decision that has since become legendary. She further explained, “Why should I hide it? I didn’t do anything wrong. I gave my marriage 100 percent, but it didn’t work out. I was not going to beat myself up and feel guilty about something I didn’t do.” Her bold move not only showcased her resilience but also cemented her status as a powerful force in the industry.

Upcoming Projects

On the professional front, Samantha is gearing up for several exciting projects. She will star in Citadel: Honey Bunny alongside Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan. This web series is the Indian adaptation of the Russo brothers' Citadel, which originally featured Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden. The series is helmed by creators Sita R. Menon, Raj Nidimoru, and Krishna D. K.

Additionally, Samantha announced her role in the upcoming film Bangaram on her 37th birthday. The film promises to present her in a completely new avatar. Rumors also suggest that she might collaborate with Jawan director Atlee Kumar on a project opposite Allu Arjun, though there has been no official confirmation yet.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu continues to push boundaries and defy expectations, proving that she is a formidable talent in the entertainment industry. Her journey, marked by bold choices and remarkable performances, inspires many and leaves fans eagerly awaiting her next move.

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