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Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu to tie the knot on Oct 6

Actors Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu will get married on October 6. The duo got engaged in January this year.

regional movies Updated: Jun 09, 2017 15:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Naga Chaitanya,Samantha Ruth Prabhu,Naga Chaitanya Samantha Ruth Prabhu engagement pics
Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu got engaged on January 2017.(Joseph Radhik)

Actors Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu will get married on October 6, film trade analyst Ramesh Bala confirmed the news with a tweet on Thursday.

Tweeting with an engagement picture of the duo, Bala wrote: @chay_akkineni and @Samanthaprabhu2 r getting married on Oct 6th of this year.. Advanced Congratulations.

Chaitanya and Samantha, who have been in a relationship for a long time, were officially got engaged on January 29 in Hyderabad. The two first met on the sets of Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Telugu romantic-drama Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), and went on to work together in films such as Autonagar Surya and Manam.

Post his engagement, Chaitanya had said that he was enjoying all the attention coming his way as he believed this phase wouldn’t last long. “Wherever I go, I’m asked about my marriage. Honestly, there’s no pressure anymore because everybody knows. I believe this phase... where people constantly want to know about my won’t last long. Nobody is going to ask me this question next year,” Chaitanya had said then.

“Let me enjoy while it lasts,” he chuckled.

Meanwhile, Samantha intends to continue acting after marriage. Chaitanya confirmed this news. When he did admit to being in a relationship in October 2016, he had said then that he won’t stop Samantha from acting after marriage. “I don’t think I’d ever tell her what she should and shouldn’t do. I’m proud of her growth as an actress and I will encourage her to continue working. It was through sheer talent and hard work she got where she is today. I don’t think she should throw away her successful career because of marriage,” Chaitanya said.

Samantha, will be doing a pivotal role in upcoming Telugu horror-comedy Raju Gari Gadhi 2 which also stars her soon-to-be father-in-law and actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. The film is the sequel to 2015 Telugu sleeper hit Raju Garu Gadhi.

“It’s the first project she has signed since her engagement earlier this week. She plays a very pivotal role and she’s very excited to be sharing screen space with her future father-in-law Nagarjuna. She will join the sets very soon,” said a source close to the actor.

Contrary to reports, offers haven’t dried up for her since she made her engagement announcement.

“She has been signing films. In fact, she’s even more interested to work now as her beau Naga Chaitanya and his family is perfectly alright with her decision to continue acting. She is definitely not in the mood to stop acting,” the source said.

(With IANS inputs)

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First Published: Jun 09, 2017 15:16 IST