Samantha Ruth Prabhu (recently Akkineni; born 28 April 1987) is an Indian actress who has created a career in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. She has worked in over 45 films. She is a winner of numerous commendations, accolades including six South Indian International cinema Awards, four Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards and, two Nandi Awards. There are thousands of elegant women out there. That spark of an actress doesn’t come only with fair looks: mastery matters.
“I am my biggest critic. Even in films where people said they liked me, I have disliked myself.”
Actors are prone to criticisms and appreciation. Every performance is judged by people, survival in the industry is possible if we constantly work in a promising way. We are humans and we will not accept the failure in public but, at a subjective level, we get hurt. We can cheat the entire world but we can’t cheat our minds. If we become critics of our work then we will look at our work with a vision of a third person. Many people say that you have portrayed this character with conviction but, we as an actor know what has happened in the period of shooting, were we really living that character or pretending to live? This happens. Even if people like our work, still we feel incomplete and the reason is that hurting reality which is just residing in our hearts.
“There’s a thin line between catering to the masses and making a fool of yourself; I try to walk that line.”
Swami Vivekananda said life is all about walking on a razor’s edge. We must understand that there is a thin line between serving the public and making a fool of our presentation. If we walk on that line then we will understand what people want and we will also take care of our desires.
“I think people are able to relate to my appearance. They think of me as the girl next door.”
Personal things have the ability to become universal. If someone tries to makes his or her craft relevant and unpredictable then people get stunned by the hold. After watching the performance of someone, if we feel that I have met someone like this in my life that means, she has attained everything and has succeeded in portraying the character as per the demand.
“In the film industry, you are fictitious, just like the characters you play. It has a lot to do with a perception about you, and not necessarily you. You are successful because people like that image of you on screen.”
According to philosophy, we all are living in a dream and this is fictitious. Our dream will break when we die and then the real journey will begin. We are playing characters in the films and we are designing a character in real life for the public. People are interested in perception. They don’t love you but they love your character in the movie.
“I will come to know when my time’s up, and when it is, I will exit gracefully. I will not hang around till I am kicked out.”
The entertainment industry is uncertain. The audience is the only permanent element. Actors have a small span of a career. No matter how they perform or what they do. Their work has value if the audience are perceiving it. If people are exhausted by looking at you then, you must stop. Every actor gets kicked out of the industry. We must not give people the chance of throwing us out and instead of that we must take retirement and do any other things.