Pan-India actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu revealed a couple of months ago that she is battling with an autoimmune condition called myositis. She suffered from it while coming out of her divorce from Naga Chaitanya. And now Samantha has mentioned that she is done with facing challenges in her life.
During the promotions of her upcoming film, ‘Shaakuntalam’, she shared that her fight with myositis is “slow and very arduous” and it is her work that has let her stay “grounded and centred”. When told that difficult times make one stronger, the actress informed Pinkvilla, “Trust me, I don’t want any bigger challenges in life than this, I am done.”
She continued, “I thought I was already having a pretty difficult period. So I thought I had learned everything that life had to teach me and I thought I had grown enough. But these eight months have shown me a lot more grounding and who I am as a person, and what mental strength really is.”
Samantha and Naga Chaitanya got divorced in October 2021. And apart from dealing with her health issues, she had also faced a lot of trolling on social media platforms. To which, she said, “That’s like child’s play now.”
It was in October 2022 that Samantha revealed being treated for myositis, In a long note, she wrote, “A few months back, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis. I was hoping to share this after it had gone into remission. But it is taking a little longer than I hoped. I am slowly realising that we don’t always need to put up a strong front. Accepting this vulnerability is something that I am still struggling with. The doctors are confident that I will make a complete recovery very soon.”
During her treatment, she mentioned that the producers of her upcoming projects have been quite supportive, “I’m very grateful to all the producers and directors who understood what I was going through, who waited patiently for me to get back, who are patient right now on sets. No day is the same. Every day is different. There are highs, there are lows, and there are really bad lows. They wait for me, they give me the strength that I need. It’s the one thing that has made me fight harder.”
Her next ‘Shaakuntalam’ will hit the theaters on April 14.