South actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu created a stir across the country with her song 'Oo Antava' in the film 'Pushpa'. After this, he was seen in season 2 of Manoj Bajpayee's series 'Family Man'. Samantha received a lot of praise from both the projects. Participating in the India Today Conclave, Samantha Ruth Prabhu talked about battling health issues with both of her projects.

Moved forward because of fear

It has been 14 years since Samantha became a part of the film industry. He started his career as an outsider. At the event he said, '14 years sometimes seems like a very long time. But when you do what you love, you don't even realize how time passes. I don't even remember that girl. I think for a long time I wanted to fit in. I was scared. The fear of failure kept me going for a long time. Had it not been for that fear, perhaps I would not have been able to go this far.

According to the actress, her fear not only pushed her forward but also weakened her body. Samantha Prabhu said, 'When I fell ill some time ago, I understood that fear was motivating me but was also ruining me. After living with my auto-immune condition for almost two years, I thought that if things had happened differently for me, I would not have wanted them. 

Samantha used to sleep for 5 hours

Samantha also talked about hustle culture at India Today Conclave 2024. He said, 'We are very immersed in hustle culture. I used to hustle a lot. I used to sleep only for 5 hours. What is not told in hustle culture is that if you give yourself rest, it will only benefit you. Which I did not do. I was not giving rest to my body and mind. I have given back-to-back hit films. But that was also the time when I was most unhappy. At the height of my career, I was struggling with impostor syndrome. I was afraid that I would fail. When a film became a hit, I always said that the film became a hit because of the director, script, and stars. I did not consider myself worthy of success. But now I have permitted myself to be myself. Now I feel that my time has come.

Forced to talk about illness

Samantha Prabhu had revealed her illness in October 2022. Regarding this, he said, 'I was forced to talk about my illness. I had done a female-centric film, which was about to be released and I was very ill at that time. That was the time when I was not ready to come out. And there were all kinds of rumors about me. The producers wanted me to do promotions otherwise the film would flop. I decided to do an interview. I didn't even look like myself. If I was given a choice, I would not even talk about the disease. I don't come out so early. 

Trolls called her sympathy queen

Samantha also had to face trolls when she talked about her illness. On this she said, 'I was called sympathy queen. I know. But for me, in my journey as an actor, and as a human being, I have learned a lot from this business. There was a time when I would wake up and wonder who had said what about me and what article had been written. But now I think that if more people blame me then… Earlier I had started judging my every action. But now I don't care if you think something about me. I think when you're in pain you need a target. I think people vent their pain with a small comment.