Samantha Prabhu Akkineni Curated

Indian Film Actress

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  • You have been a vocal supporter of Chinmayi since she spoke out about her #MeToo incident. You have also been trolled for that. What is your message to haters and trolls?

    I only do things that I believe, in my heart, is right and responsible. An actor is just an actor and we can't stand on stages and explain to each detractor our point of view. It's not possible. I can only extend my voice to the causes that I support. Of course, there are people that hate me as an actor, as a person or just my very existence. There are some people who hate me for the way I am, how I look and even when I breathe. I cannot go explain as to why they shouldn't hate me, right? Sometimes, questions need to be asked and you just cannot support a cause and keep quiet. You need to be reminded that what you say and what you stand for has to be right. Otherwise, you'll be pulled up for it. So, I think, a bit of both is important. It's just when the trolling gets really ugly that I respond.

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  • You said that there's a dearth of well-written woman characters in films. How do you think heroines like you can change this scenario?

    As actors, it will happen only if we keep demanding. I know it takes some time in finding your footing in the industry. I did too and I started off doing commercial films that came my way. You are just trying to make a mark and make a name for yourself and suddenly, you realize that that's all you get. Initially, I had to do that, but after 10 years if I get the same roles with the same kind of 4-5 scenes and 3 songs, it doesn't make sense for me. I am now greedy and selfish as an actor. I want to do more because of the experience I have and everything that I have learned. So, I hope women demand to do better characters and I think that's the only way. I also think that directors should be made aware of the fact that we want and deserve more.

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  • You seem to have found a perfect balance between commercial and content-driven films. Does a lot of calculation go into it or do you just go with the flow?

    Well, yeah it is a calculation. When I did U-Turn, I realized that I always tend to learn from my mistakes. It was in the thriller genre and it has a niche audience and I realized that it going to get a limited collection. I can't complain that heroine-oriented films do not collect so much. I can't make these kinds of films for a limited audience and think about why it doesn't do wonders at the box office.

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  • In the last two decades, no other heroine has probably got such massive cutouts. How does it feel?

    It was a morning shock for me. It's not so much about the cutout. In a very male-dominated industry, you are struggling to make a mark for yourself. It's very hard for any woman in the industry. I just hope that it symbolizes that we could have our own spaces irrespective of the heroes we work with. I'm very touched by that symbol.

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  • Nandini Reddy, in an interview, said that there are a lot of similarities between you and veteran actress Lakshmi. What do you think are the similarities between you two?

    In acting, I cannot compare myself to a legend like her. We were actually shocked when we found out that we were in the exact same height in a frame. When there was a poster that released, people thought that we used some kind of tactic to make us look alike. But, we hadn't and it was just a coincidence. And I even look more like her than her daughter.

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  • Nandini Reddy and you worked in Jabardast, which didn't quite hit the mark. What lessons did you take home from that film and how did you incorporate them in Oh Baby?

    I think there's a lot that both of us have learned over the years. We've changed so much as people, artists and directors. It's quite incomparable.

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  • How much of Samantha is in Baby's character?

    I guess, a lot of it. But, sometimes, when you have to be yourself in front of the camera, it's not very easy.

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  • Doing a comedy film is not an easy task. Would you say Oh Baby is your most challenging film yet?

    I think comedy looks easier than it is. It drains you a lot and it's all about the timing. Oh Baby has a lot of comedy and emotion and I would say that it is my most challenging film. Because the range of emotions that I had to show in Oh Baby was very challenging.

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  • How does it feel to give continuous hit films?

    It's been difficult and it's getting better and better. I've had the privilege of being a part of some amazing films.

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  • How does it feel to give continuous hit films?

    It's been difficult and it's getting better and better. I've had the privilege of being a part of some amazing films in the last year. From here, it's actually getting difficult.

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  • what is your dream role?

    I do the best I can with every role I get.

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  • What did u learn about people during your illness and after you recovered from it?

    I realized who my friends are and that nothing is permanent except love.

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  • What was going through your mind while shooting for your first film ?

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  • What was going through your mind while shooting for your first film ?

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  • How do you feel when you look back, about your journey?

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  • Did you choose modeling as your career or was it accidental?

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