Amid rumours of separation from wife Samantha Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya says minute-by-minute coverage of his life was 'a little painful' for him initially


Naga Chaitanya is currently in news for his rumoured separation from his wife Samantha Akkineni. The couple, known as ChaySam, tied the knot in 2017. There are reports that Chaitanya and Samantha are no longer staying together and they will be officially divorced in another 2-3 months. They are yet to address rumours of separation. Amid this, Chaitanya spoke to an entertainment portal about staying focused and separating personal life from the professional. The renowned Telugu actor told that he never mixes both and has learnt that skill from his parents while growing up. 

Chaitanya told, "I think from a very early time in my career, I sort of kept my personal life personal and my professional life professional. I never mixed the both. I've always had this habit that I learned from my parents as I was growing up, I always noticed once they came home, they never spoke about work. And when they went to work, their personal life was never diluting into work. It was a very nice balance that they maintained, which I always observed."

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Chaitanya further opened up about the minute-by-minute coverage of his life and whether using his name to promote gossip and garner TRPs affects him. He shared, "Initially, yes, it was a little painful. I was like ‘why is entertainment heading this way?’ But after that, what I've learned is that in today's age, news replaces news. Today there's one news, tomorrow there's another news, today's news is forgotten. But in my grandfather's time, there were magazines, and magazines used to come once in a month. And that news sustained till you got the next piece of news. But today you're getting the next piece of news the next second or the next minute. It doesn't stay in people's minds for too long. The actual news, the news that matters, will stay. But the superficial news, the news that is used to create TRPs, is forgotten. Once I made this observation, it stopped affecting me."

According to reports, trouble in Samantha and Chaitanya's marriage started after the former refused to quit acting. Reportedly, Chaitanya's family members weren't comfortable with Samantha's glamourous photoshoots and bold roles in films.  

(Source: Film Companion)