Samantha Akkineni (née Ruth Prabhu) found herself on the trending list after she dropped her surname from social media handles. Married to Naga Chaitanya, Samantha left everyone guessing soon after she changed her name to simply 'S' on Instagram and Twitter. Known for sharing delightful pictures of herself and with her husband, the actress made headlines for the modification.
While Samantha is yet to clarify the reason behind changing her name to 'S', rumours are rife that a film announcement is on its way. Interestingly, Samantha's next project is titled Shaakuntalam. The actress will be playing the role of Shakuntala. Based on Kalidasa's epic Sanskrit play, Abhijnana Shakuntalam, the film directed by Gunasekar is said to narrate the epic story of King Dushyant and Shakuntala, daughter of sage Vishwamitra and Apsara Menaka.
Workwise, Samantha was last seen in Amazon Prime Video's multilingual web show The Family Man 2. She will co-star with Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in the upcoming Tamil film Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, directed by Vignesh Shivan.
Soon after marrying Naga Chaitanya in 2017, Samantha (Ruth Prabhu) made sure to change her surname on social media. She had garnered much appreciation for the same.