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Samantha Akkineni On Trolls: ‘No One Needs To Tell Me How To Conduct My Life’

Samantha Akkineni, in an interview with Deccan Chronicle, spoke about why her marital status does not affect her career. The actress had a blockbuster hit, Rangasthalam, months after her marriage and continues to get offers thereby breaking the myth that an actress’ “shelf life” lessens after her marriage. However, she rues that trolling continues but asserts that no one can tell her how to live her life.


“I know I would be trolled for posting a picture in a swimsuit on the beach, but do you expect me to wear a saree on the beach? I don’t post them to get attention! But who tells me what pictures I should post? Just because I am a married person, they troll me. No one needs to tell me as to how I should conduct my life. I don’t want to be scared. I don’t want to fall in that trap!” she says.

She also shed light on the kind of roles she wants to do.

“I know how big a task it is to break the mental block that married women cannot continue to play the lead. At least, I have laid the foundation for future heroines! I do want to have a family and spend time with them. But, I want to choose the best of roles that would suit me, which is not necessarily the lead ones, and I would like to continue my stint in films,” she adds.


Read: ‘Rangasthalam’ & Its Flawed Ideals About The Treatment Of Married Actresses

The actress has, in the past, been vocal about getting roles in the industry, even recently opening up about how she wants to get past the ‘cute image’ she’s has somehow become known for.

Samantha has a slew of projects in the pipeline, including Mahanati (Nadigaiyar Thilagam) releasing this Friday, Seema Raja, Irumbu Thirai releasing on  May 11, Super Deluxe, and U Turn.