Samantha Akkineni clarifies about ‘retirement’ rumors

Last year, Samantha Akkineni, one of the leading actresses in Tollywood hinted about her possible retirement from movies. The star actress said she wishes to hang up the boots in 2-3 years. This statement left her fans and followers worried.
Written By Sathvik SV | Updated: March 01, 2021 14:31 IST
Samantha Akkineni clarifies about ‘retirement’ rumors

When asked to clarify about her suggestive comments pertaining to retirement, Samantha came up with an affirmative response.

“When I spoke about retirement, I did not mean that I would literally call it quits. It was a vague statement. I have been in the industry for 11 years now and simply cannot walk away just like that. My idea is to be connected to the Telugu film industry that has given me everything. I will continue to entertain my audiences as long as I can and there are no two ways about it,” she commented.
Samantha stated she is more inclined towards producing content nowadays and is acting accordingly.
Speaking about her acting career, Samantha said “It has been 11 years since I first faced the camera and it has been a memorable journey thus far. However, I have reached a point where something that doesn’t challenge me as an actor doesn’t excite me. Cine-goers spend a lot of money to watch movies and for the theatrical experience and the onus is on me to deliver the very best content. If I am not giving them something that was better than my last, I shouldn’t be working at all.”
Samantha will soon start working on Gunasekhar’s mythological love drama Shakunthalam, which is being projected as a pan-India film. This is her first mythological film and she is said to be excited about the same.