Samantha pens strong note on actors being crucified for their opinion and cancel culture

Samantha Akkineni in a recent reel emphasises the importance of actors being entertainers and not fact-checkers and the culture of being cancelled out for having an opinion.

UPDATED: April 14, 2021 17:13 IST

On Tuesday, Samantha Akkineni took the What Did She Say? challenge to speak her mind about media scrutiny where actors are assumed to have an opinion about everything that is happening in the world and the coercion to speak it out loud. And when the actor chooses to say mum on the topic, people usually take offence towards them and begin trolling them on social media platforms.


In the video posted by the actress, the song Whatcha Say by Jason Derulo is playing in the background. The first part of the reel shows Samantha in front of mics where she is being asked to share her opinion on an important topic. In the next frame, she is grooving and her curt reply is, ‘Wondering when did actors’ opinions matter so much.’

Sharing the reel, she captioned the post, “We’re entertainers, Not fact-checkers. Why are actors crucified for having an opinion about the important matters pertaining to the world? We are humans too and We make mistakes too. But cancelling us for speaking out or not speaking out aloud on each & every topic is a bit unfair, don’t you think? Let us stick to what we do best .. making you fall in love with our performances #whatdidshesay is a fun way to speak your mind .. what’s on your mind ? #reelit (sic).”

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Samantha Akkineni, who doesn’t shy away from speaking her mind, will soon be seen as Shakuntala in Gunasekhar’s mythological drama Shaakunthalam. Recently, there were reports that the shooting had been halted as Gunasekhar had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but the director clarified that it was a false positive and he does not have Covid-19.

The actress will also be seen in the second season of the hugely popular web series on Amazon Prime – The Family Man, starring Manoj Bajpayee.


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