Samantha Akkineni, who has been hitting headlines for the past few days post her divorce announcement, will appear as a guest contestant on Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu. For the unversed, the show is the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati and is hosted by none other than Jr NTR.
In a promo video, which was shared on the Gemini TV Instagram account, one can see Jr NTR welcoming Samantha on the game show. She tells him that she is nervous, and he says that it is to be expected, as she is sitting on the ‘hot seat’. The actor also jokes how other contestants make their way up from ₹1000 to ₹1 crore on the show, Samantha is already crorepati and how she is going reverse by starting with ₹1000. The Dussehra special episode is all set to air on October 14 at 8.30 pm on Gemini TV.
After weeks of speculation, on October 2, Samantha and Naga Chaitanya took to their social media sites to announce their separation. They shared the same note about their separation. “To all our well-wishers. After much deliberation and thought Chay and I have decided to part ways as husband and wife to pursue our own paths. We are fortunate to have a friendship of over a decade that was the very core of our relationship which we believe will always hold a special bond between us. We request our fans, well-wishers and the media to support us during this difficult time and give us the privacy we need to move on. Thanking you for your support,” the note read.
Check out the Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu promo right below:
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Over the weekend, slammed people who are spreading rumors post the divorce announcement. “Your emotional investment into a personal crisis has overwhelmed me. Thank you all for showing deep empathy, concern and for defending me against false rumours and stories that are being spread. They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist, and now that I have had abortions. A divorce in itself is an extremely painful process. Let alone allowing me the time to heal. This attack on me personally, has been relentless. But I promise you this, I will never allow this or anything else they say, break me.”
On the work front, Samantha Akkineni was last seen in The Family Man and will be seen next in director Gunasekhar’s Shaakuntalam. She also has Vignesh Shivan’s Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara.