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Won’t stop Samantha from acting after marriage: Naga Chaitanya

Naga Chaitanya, admitting to his relationship with Samantha Ruth Prabhu, has said he is extremely proud of her achievements so far and has no intentions of stopping her from working in the future.

regional movies Updated: Oct 07, 2016 15:44 IST
Samantha Ruth Prabhu,Naga Chaitanya,Premam
Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya is popular for hit films such as Manam, Oka Laila Kosam and Dohchay. He is the son of actor Nagarjuna.(chay.akkineni/Facebook)

Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya spoke highly of Samantha Ruth Prabhu and said he is extremely proud of her growth as an actor. He recently admitted to being in a relationship with the actor.

Although Chaitanya and Samantha have been seeing each other for a long time, it wasn’t until a few months ago that their relationship came into the limelight.

“I’m a very private person and I never felt the need to speak about my relationship in public. My friends have known about it for a long time. Then, when we informed our families, they supported our decision. We plan to get married next year,” said Naga Chaitanya.

Refusing to talk about how it all started, Chaitanya said 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,” he explained.

He also clarified it’s not because of their relationship that Samantha walked out of upcoming Tamil gangster drama Vada Chennai.

On the career front, Chaitanya is excited about the release of Premam, the eponymous Telugu remake of the Malayalam blockbuster.

“We’ve made changes to suit Telugu sensibilities. Hence, this isn’t a frame-to-frame remake. I really liked Premam and when we decided to remake it; our intention was never to make a better film. Honestly, this is our take on a wonderful film which was widely appreciated and accepted,” he said.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya came close while making Autonagar Surya (2014) together. (Anjaanmovie/Facebook)

The original featured Nivin Pauly and Sai Pallavi in the lead. Chaitanya has qualms in admitting he took references from Nivin’s performance.

“Nivin was terrific in the film. I don’t feel ashamed to have taken references from his performance and also from my own life. I strongly feel this film will establish me as an actor,” he said.

Directed by Chandoo Mondeti, Premam releases worldwide on Friday. It also stars Shruti Haasan, Madonna Sebastian and Anupama Parameswaran.

First Published: Oct 07, 2016 15:44 IST