Renowned actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s one of the most popular dance numbers in the Telugu blockbuster Pushpa The Rise, titled “Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava,” made her an overnight sensation across the country. The song became a chartbuster and also went viral on social media platforms.
However, many people aren’t aware that Samantha’s friends, family, and well-wishers had advised her not to take up the item song as it was offered to her just after she announced her separation from her former husband, Naga Chaitanya.
In a recent interview that is now surfacing on the internet, Samantha opened up about her decision to do the song, despite the advice of her loved ones. She stated that she was not going to sit at home after her separation, as she had done nothing wrong.
She went on to say that she did not want to hide like someone who had committed a crime and was not going to wait for the trolling, abuse, and hate to go away.
“When I was offered ‘O Antava’, it was in the middle of the separation (from Naga). After the announcement came, every well-wisher and every family member was like ‘You will sit at home, you will not do an item song just when you have announced the separation’. Even my friends, who always encouraged me to challenge myself, told me, ‘Do not do an item song’. But I was like, ‘Ok, I am doing it.’”
She added that she had nothing wrong and had nothing to hide,
“I just thought, ‘why should I hide?’ I did not do anything wrong. I was not going to wait for all of the trolling, abuse, and hate to go away and slowly creep back in like someone who committed a crime. I was not going to do that. I gave my marriage 100%, but it did not work out. But, I was not going to beat myself up and feel guilty for something I didn’t do.”