Yashoda story is shocking but based on true incidents: Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha talks about her film, Yashoda, her health conditions, headlining women-centric films, and more
Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who recently revealed that she is diagnosed with a condition called Myositis, will be next seen Yashoda which is set to release in theatres on Friday. The actor, who is known for a variety of roles she has done in the past, has not let her health condition stop her from promoting her film.
In an interview released by the makers of Yashoda to promote the film, Samantha says, “I don’t like to repeat the genres when I act. When I heard Yashoda's story, it was shocking as well as based on real life incidents. I usually take a day or two to commit to a project, but in the case of Yashoda, I didn’t take even a day to nod yes. It is never before done concept but something that happens in front of our eyes yet passes through.”
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As per the trailer, the film appears to deal with surrogacy and surrogate mothers. When asked her opinion on it, especially at a time when surrogacy is the talk of the town after a celebrity couple announced the birth of their children through the method, Samantha mentions, “I am not opinionated at all, and our intention was not to use this hit topic to do the film. We have been working on this project for a while.”
The actor also speaks about headlining women-centric films, while handling both the stress and success that comes along with it. “Stress has pushed me to my extreme performance level. It is good when the stress is within limits. When you see worldwide, I think a lot of female–driven scripts have become the new flavor and women are rising to the occasion. It is new and challenging as well.”
While Samantha worked with stunt coordinator Yannick Ben for performing action sequences in Yashoda, the actor also credits how her confidence in doing action sequences boosted after she played the role of Raji in The Family Man season 2. “I practice the fights a day before, and I have also got couple of hits in real. I think women doing action is cool,” Samantha mentions.
Speaking about her health, the actor says, “There are some good and bad days. Some days I don’t want to get up from my bed, and other days I want to fight. The days I want to fight are slowly getting more and more than days I want to give up. It’s been three months since I was diagnosed, but I want to clarify that I am not dying anytime soon, contrary to articles. It’s draining and tiring, but I am going to fight.”