Samantha, in a strongly-worded statement, broke silence regarding the rumours about abortions and her affairs on October 8. In an interview, Shaakuntalam’s producer Neelima Guna told an entertainment portal that Samantha was ready to have a baby with Naga Chaitanya this year. According to Neelima, Samantha wanted her and the Shaakuntalam team to wrap up the film soon so she could concentrate on her family.
SAMANTHA WAS READY TO HAVE A BABY WITH CHAY, REVEALS NEELIMA GUNA
For the first time since the announcement of their separation, Samantha spoke about the rumours surrounding her divorce with Naga Chaitanya. She wrote that rumours of her having an extra-marital affair and abortions have been relentless.
In an interview with The News Minute, producer Neelima Guna said that Samantha had planned to have a baby with Naga Chaitanya later this year. The actress requested Neelima and the Shaakuntalam team whether they would be able to wrap up the shoot before August 2021, so she could plan a baby and take a break.
Neelima said, “Last year itself, when my father director Gunasekhar garu and I approached Samantha for Shaakuntalam, she loved the story and was very excited by it, but she told us that if she were to accept the role, the shooting should be completed by maximum July/August this year. She informed me that she was planning to start a family and that she wants to become a mother and that it would be her priority. “
Since period films take a long time to complete, Samantha was initially apprehensive of signing the film. But after Neelima assured that they will be able to wrap up the shoot of Shaakuntalam as per her request, Samantha came on board.
“As soon as she heard that, she was very happy and onboard this. She told me that this would be her last film and that after this, she wants to take a long break and have children, plan her family. Through the schedules also, we never took a break since we wanted to accommodate this request from her side,” Neelima added.
WHEN SAMANTHA SPOKE ABOUT HAVING A BABY WITH CHAY
Back in 2018, Samantha opened up about having a baby with Naga Chaitanya. She said that when she has a baby, her top focus will be on her child. She said that she and Chay have decided the timeline for when they will have a baby.
Samantha told Film Companion, “I have put a date as to when I want my baby. The date has been fixed! Like, as if that’s going to happen according to the date we have fixed! But Chay (Naga Chaitanya) seems to be certain that it will happen on the assigned date! (laughs). But we have definitely fixed the timeline as to when we want to have a baby.”
Stating that her childhood was not rosy, Samantha said, “When I have a child, that child is going to be my universe. I had the greatest respect for working mothers. My childhood was not very rosy. For all adults, who haven’t had a very rosy childhood, the first thing they will tell you is that they want to give their child everything that they did not have. That’s something that has stuck with me. So I think the first few years after I have a child, I would not be anywhere. That child will be everything for me.”
Samantha and Naga Chaitanya are heading for divorce, ending four years of their marriage. The actress refused to take Rs 200 crore alimony from Naga Chaitanya and his family.
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