Samantha starrer Shakunthalam producer Neelima Guna recently expressed her concern regarding never ending rumours about Samantha Ruth Prabhu after her divorce with Love Story hero Naga Chaitanya. The producer lashed out at people blaming Samantha for ending her marriage because she allegedly did not want to have a baby.
Reports state that in a recent interview, Neelima disclosed that when filmmaker Gunasekhar offered Shaakunthalam to the Tollywood actress last year, she turned it down owing to her desire to have a child and start a family with her husband. The producer stated, “When my father Gunasekhar approached Samantha last year for Shaakunthalam, she told us shooting must be wrapped up by July or August as she was planning to have a baby soon with Naga Chaitanya.”
Neelima further revealed that Samantha was worried that filming for Shakunthalam would take up a lot of time as period dramas are usually time-consuming. “She wanted to be a mother; she told us that was her priority”. “However, Sam was happy when we had cut down time due to extensive pre-production and did schedules without breaks,” she said in a statement.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya, who had tied the knot in 2017, made their separation official last week on Instagram in a joint statement. The former couple said that they have decided to “part ways as husband and wife” to pursue their own paths but will keep their friendship intact.