Currently, Samantha Ruth Prabhu is among the most popular Indian actresses. She has a 13-year film career and has primarily performed in Tamil and Telugu films. Over the years, the actress has had remarkable success in roles with strong female characters. She has consistently received praise for her work and boasts a long list of solo successes. Ye Maaya Chesave, Dookudu, Eega, Kaththi, 24, A Aa, Rangasthalam, Super Deluxe, and more notable films are among her work. She graciously granted Pinkvilla an interview before the premiere of her upcoming movie, Shaakuntalam.
Why Samantha Ruth Prabhu Was Wary of Playing Shakuntala in Shaakuntalam
Samantha Ruth Prabhu responded to numerous lingering issues like wage parity in the film industry, her health, her next projects, and more in an exclusive Pinkvilla interview with Avinash Lohana. Initially, Samantha had some trepidation about playing Shakuntala in her soon-to-be-released film Shaakuntalam. She responded, “I thought I didn’t look like Shakuntala,” when asked why she had second thoughts about taking on this role. I believed that I lacked Shakuntala’s serenity and elegance.
But over the past few years, I have developed a kind of common trait that I have (always feared): for every role I have done, I initially think, “I can’t do it.” I’m not capable of doing it. I just can’t manage it. As a result, I believe that this is a quality that I fear, but I eventually overcome that fear. I believe that this represents a certain progression in who I am as a person and as an actor. I struggle with fear every day, but I manage to overcome it. All of the roles I’ve played in the past five years are ones I was dreadfully afraid to take on.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu discusses the reasons for her hesitation to take on a certain role.
Samatha then explained the source of actors’ anxiety and reluctance to take on certain roles. She responded by noting, “I don’t play the conventional characters. A fresh character appears frequently. I’m constantly learning new aspects of myself to portray the characters, as well as aspects of myself that I’m only now becoming aware of. I believe that’s where the hesitancy originates from rather than from self-doubt. Yet each time I talk about a new topic, I discover a new side of myself that I was unaware of.”