Of late, Samantha Akkineni has been vocal about her marriage and the stereotypes associated with it.
She has been actively promoting her upcoming films Mahanati. During the film's promotion, Samantha has been boldly taking on questions about her personal life, the casting couch and trolls.
The actress who is active on Instagram posted a picture in beachwear, for which she was trolled and abused.
In an interview to an English daily, she said, "I know I would be trolled for posting a picture in a swimsuit on the beach, but do you expect me to wear a sari on the beach? I don't post them to get attention! But who tells me what pictures I should post? Just because I am a married person, they troll me. No one needs to tell me as to how I should conduct my life. I don't want to be scared. I don't want to fall in that trap!"
Recently, she was featured in a kissing scene in Rangasthalam, for which she has been facing the wrath of people.
She revealed, "It is just a peck on the cheek and not a lip-lock. I know people were abusing me as to how I can do such scenes after my marriage. If married superstars do the same, will they ask such questions? Why me - because I am a female? Moreover, my family is supportive, especially my father-in-law, who pooh-poohed the detractors and hence I am working comfortably on the sets."