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Hyderabad Court Refuses to Hear Samantha’s Defamation Cases on Urgent Basis

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Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu, earlier in the week, had filed defamation cases against a few YouTube channels for allegedly spreading malicious content about her. A Hyderabad court has now turned down the actor’s plea seeking an urgent hearing in the case, India Today reported.


The actor, who recently announced her separation from husband and actor Naga Chaitanya after four years of marriage, has been the centre of rumours since then with several speculations doing the rounds about her personal life. Samantha had filed defamation cases against channels such as Suman TV, Telugu Popular, and a few others for spreading misinformation and maligning her image.

According to the report, while Samantha’s lawyer requested the Kukatpally court to speed up proceedings in the case, the court refused to hear her case on an urgent basis and stated that the law works equally for all. The court also recommended that the actor seek an apology instead, from the YouTube channels. The court added that the case will be heard at an appropriate time.

It is to be noted that post the couple’s separation, rumours have particularly targeted Samantha, which led to her releasing a statement. While Naga Chaitanya has not spoken since his divorce announcement, Samantha, in a note shared on social media, said, “Your emotional investment into a personal crisis has overwhelmed me. Thank you all for showing deep empathy, concern and for defending me against false rumours and stories that are being spread. They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist, and now that I have had abortions.”

Calling divorce an “extremely painful process,” Samantha added that the personal attack on her has been “relentless.”


Samantha recently signed two new bilingual films to be made in Tamil and Telugu. The first will be produced by Dream Warrior Pictures and directed by debutant filmmaker Shantaruban Gnanasekharan. Samantha’s other upcoming bilingual movie will be produced by the Sridevi Films banner, and directed by the filmmaker duo Hareesh Narayan and Hari Shankar. Besides these, she also has the Tamil film Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal, directed by Vignesh Shivan and co-starring actors Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara.