Rakul To Manjima: Friends Show Support As Samantha Releases Statement On Attacks Post Her Divorce!


Media houses and social media are filled with assumptions, allegations and rumours about the separation of Samantha and Naga Chaitanya ever since their announcement on October 2nd. In a first, Samantha issued a statement yesterday about all the rumours and allegations on her. “They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist and now that I have had abortions. This attack on me personally, has been relentless. But I promise you this, I will never allow this or anything they say, break me,” she said through a statement that she posted on Instagram and Twitter. 

After she issued such a statement, many of her colleagues from the film fraternity, including, Manjima Mohan, Rakul Preet Singh and Lakshmi Manchu showed their support by commenting on her post. While Manjima said, “Stay strong Sam,” Lakshmi Manchu commented, “That’s my girl.” 

The actor had issued such a statement because of the overwhelming number of rumours about her having an aborting or not wanting to have children. An anonymous source, close to Samantha said, “After Family Man 2, her phone would not stop ringing but she did not take any of those calls because she was planning a baby,” the friend says, “She could have gone to Mumbai and done whatever she wanted with her life at that time, but she said no. This is why all of this makes me so furious, all this speculation. I don’t know how she’s dealing with it.”

Neelima Guna, the producer of Samantha’s upcoming film Shaakuntalam was also asked about this. She said that the actor had indeed been planning her pregnancy and said, “Last year itself, when my father director Gunasekhar garu and I approached Samantha for Shaakuntalam, she loved the story and was very excited by it, but she told us that if she were to accept the role, the shooting should be completed by maximum July/August this year. She informed me that she was planning to start a family and that she wants to become a mother and that it would be her priority. She was a little apprehensive since period films take a lot of time, but we told her that due to the pre-production and proper planning that we have done, we would be able to accomplish the entire shoot within the time period and there would be no tensions whatsoever. As soon as she heard that, she was very happy and on board this. She told me that this would be her last film and that after this, she wants to take a long break and have children, plan her family. Through the schedules also, we never took a break since we wanted to accommodate this request from her side.”

Ever since their announcement, Youtubers and social media channels have not spared the actor and have been coming up with their own theories for their divorce. Samantha’s friend added, “In fact, one of the most ridiculous videos has retired senior doctor CL Venkata Rao claiming that Samantha had two abortions. He says that after the first one, Naga Chaitanya told her that they have enough wealth and there was no need to abort the second baby, but she didn’t listen. He even says that Samantha wanted to go in for surrogacy and ‘rent a uterus’ rather than ‘spoil her beauty’ by becoming pregnant.”

While nowhere has it been mentioned that Samantha is the reason for their separation, media houses have gone ahead to assume and drop the blame on the actor’s side. The actor has been facing character assasination of sorts ever since their announcement. 

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