At yesterday’s Kushi musical extravaganza, Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu made it a night to remember. The Liger actor also discussed Samantha’s battle with the autoimmune disorder myositis on the occasion. He discussed the stage of how her health issue prevented the Kushi shoot and the reason Samantha had to disclose it in public.
Vijay Deverakonda wants Kushi to get hit so he can see Samantha’s face light up and feel responsible for it. In reference to Samantha, her difficulties, and her health, the actor added, “More than I, I want to see Samantha happy. She had a lot of trouble with the movie. We were happy when we began shooting this movie in April 2022. We had accomplished 60%. Only 30 to 35 percent of the shooting remained. Sam’s health had gotten worse by July. She said that she wasn’t in good health. Shiva and I both said, “You look lovely. What challenge do you face? We treated it casually. Later, we became aware of her situation.
The Arjun Reddy actor described how Samantha’s poor health caused her to stop speaking to them. “I learned about Sam’s health in July while I was promoting my other film,” he continued. She initially remained silent about it. I explained to Sam that we are both performers and storytellers. I believed it was unnecessary for us to publicly discuss our difficulties. Samantha eventually came to believe that it was her duty to discuss her condition. She ceased communicating with us and stopped coming to see us all. She was in very bad shape. She engaged in a lot of combat. She made the decision to share it with everyone at that moment simply to let people know there is hope. Today [August 15] we encountered between 50 and 60 people, and around 40 of them approached her and expressed their admiration for her as they were coping with health concerns. I believed Sam did the right thing.
The actor concluded by stating that he is aware that Samantha is still unwell and that she experiences severe headaches and eye pain from bright lights. Nevertheless, she always makes an appearance, dresses, dances, and grins just for her adoring followers.