It’s rightly said that relationships never die. On Sunday, during the premiere of Bigg Boss Telugu 7, fans were in for a surprise as superstar and host of the show Nagarjuna inquired about former daughter-in-law Samantha Prabhu. Her co-star Vijay Deverkonda was on the show to promote their film Kushi. While many assumed Samantha gave the show a miss to avoid meeting her ex-father-in-law, he spoke highly about her.
During the launch episode, as Vijay spoke about the film, Nagarjuna inquired about Samantha, and why he came alone. The Liger actor revealed that she is currently in the US to promote Kushi and prioritise her health. He also expressed optimism that Samantha will be able to join the promotional activities in India soon. In a heartwarming moment, Nagarjuna replied, “You are a fantastic actor. She is a very good actress and you both together make for an amazing pair.”
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For the unversed, Samantha Ruth Prabhu was earlier married to Nagarjuna’s son Naga Chaitanya. They decided to part ways in 2021, after four years of marriage. Both of them are yet to talk about what went wrong in their relationship. Recently there have been speculations about him dating Shobhita Dhulipala.
During the promotions of Custody earlier this year, Chaitanya expressed his displeasure with the media coverage of his personal life, especially concerning his divorce from Samantha and rumored love life.
He said, “I don’t care when they talk about my movies. But when it comes to family-related matters, I get hurt a little bit. I don’t mind even if they talk about mine; I will deal with it. But when it gets dragged to the family, speculating something about my life by bringing some third party into it and talking about them… I feel that’s very wrong. To what level will you go to create headlines? Does the media reporting go to such a low level! Journalism is taking the news to the people. Don’t manipulate the people. It’s sad to see some people do it.”
“What happened in my personal life with my marriage is unfortunate. But I have immense respect for that phase of my life. By speculating and creating rumors about it in the news reports, they are erasing that respect in the public eye. They are diminishing that respect which hurts me a lot. It was almost a year since the court has given us divorce on mutual consent. Dragging the topic just for the sake of headlines and speculating something by pulling a third person, other names and their family into this issue for no reason or no fault at all of the third party… I felt a little sad about it. I just hope that they will stop and move on with my clarification now,” he added in an interview to Prema The Journalist, a YouTube channel.
On the other hand, Samantha Ruth Prabhu was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called myositis last year. The actor has decided to take a break from work and focus on her health for a year now.
More on Bigg Boss Telugu 7
The highly-anticipated seventh season of Bigg Boss Telugu kicked off on Sunday with Priyanka Jain, Shivaji, Damini Bhatla, Prince Yawar, Shakeela, Aata Sandeep, Shobha Shetty, Subhashree Rayaguru, Kiran Rathore, Gautham Krishna, Rathika Rose, Tasty Teja, Pallavi Prashanth, Amardeep Chowdary among others as contestants.