Samantha drops ‘Akkineni’ and changes name to ‘S’ on Twitter and Instagram handles
The Family Man 2 fame Samantha has changed her Twitter and Instagram display names from Samantha Akkineni to S. But her Facebook name is still Samantha Akkineni. It was after her marriage to actor Naga Chaitanya in 2017, she changed her name to Samantha Akkineni. The sudden change of her name to S has left fans wondering the reason behind her decision.
Samantha made her debut in 2010 with the Telugu-language romantic drama Ye Maaya Chesave. Since then she was called Sam and Samantha by the media. Her social media handles full name was Samantha Ruth Prabhu. It was post her marriage to Naga, she changed it to Samantha Akkineni. Now, Samantha has removed the suffix and also her full name as well.
Well, Samantha’s decision to drop her name is still unknown. But there can be one apparent reason that it might be for the promotion of her upcoming movie Shaakuntalam, a Telugu language mythological drama directed by Gunasekhar. Samantha is playing the role of Shakuntala in the film. Allu Arjun’s daughter Arha is making her debut with this movie. Dev Mohan will play the role of King Dushyant while Mohan Babu will be seen as Durvasa Maharshi. The filming is going on currently in Hyderabad. This movie is being bankrolled by Gunasekhar’s daughter Neelima Guna and Dil Raju’s daughter Hanshitha Reddy under Gunaa Team works and Dil Raju Productions banners.
Apart from Shaakuntalam, Samantha will also be seen in Vignesh Shivan’s Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal starring Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi. She also has an untitled horror film with Game Over fame director Ashwin Saravanan.
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