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Samantha Akkineni on being slut-shamed: I was trolled as I am married

Samantha Akkineni was trolled online for a kissing scene in Rangasthalam opposite Ram Charan.

regional movies Updated: May 06, 2018 16:46 IST
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Samantha Akkineni opened up on being slut-shamed online, and how she reacted to it.
Samantha Akkineni opened up on being slut-shamed online, and how she reacted to it.

Samantha Akkineni, the busy bee who is looking forward to the release of Mahanati and Irumbu Thirai in the coming week, recently opened up about trolling she has faced for a kissing scene or for posting a photo in beachwear.

In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, the actor was asked how she reacted to people questioning her about the kissing scene in Rangasthalam. The actor said, “It is just a peck on the cheek and not a lip-lock. I know people were abusing as how I can do such scenes after my marriage. If married superstars do the same, will they ask such questions? Why me — because I am a female? Moreover, my family is supportive, especially my father-in-law who pooh-poohed the detractors and hence I am working comfortably on the sets.”

When speaking of trolls who slut-shamed her on Instagram, the actor said, “I know I would be trolled for posting a picture in a swimsuit on the beach, but do you expect me to wear a sari 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!”

Samantha’s Mahanati is slated to release on May 9 while Irumbu Thirai is set to release on May 11.

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