"Art is my cure to all this madness"
Samantha Ruth Prabhu made a public appearance on January 6, 2023, after being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis in 2022.
The Yashoda actor was spotted upon her arrival at the Mumbai airport.
She was seen in a white sleeveless shirt and pants paired with sunglasses and was seen holding a beaded chain as she walked out of the airport.
She smiled at the paparazzi as they walked alongside her with their cameras.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu is currently gearing up for the release of her Telugu film Shaakuntalam in February.
On January 5, she shared a picture from the dubbing session of the film.
She shared a motivational quote in the caption that read: “Art is my cure to all this madness, sadness and loss of belonging in the world & through it I’ll walk myself home. -Nikki Rowe #shaakuntalam.”
The mythological drama was earlier scheduled to hit the screens on November 4, 2022, however, the release was delayed to release the film in the 3D format.
The film will now release on February 17 in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.
Based on Kalidasa’s acclaimed Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam, the film is written and directed by award-winning director Gunasekhar.
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Shaakuntalam revolves around the epic love story of Shakuntala and King Dushyant, portrayed by Samantha and Dev Mohan of Sufiyum Sujatayum fame, respectively.
The film also features Sachin Khedekar, Kabir Bedi, Dr M Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Madhubala, Gautami, Aditi Balan, Ananya Nagalla and Jisshu Sengupta, among others.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu welcomed the new year on a positive note.
She shared a selfie on Instagram and wrote: “Function forward…Control what we can!!
“Guess it’s time for newer and easier resolutions.. ones that are kinder and gentler on ourselves. God bless. Happy 2023!!”
She shared her diagnosis in October 2022 with a picture of her with a drip in her hand.
She had written: “A few months back I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis.
“I was hoping to share this after it had gone into remission. But it is taking a little longer than I hoped.
“I am slowly realising that we don’t always need to put up a strong front.”
“Accepting this vulnerability is something that I am still struggling with.
“The doctors are confident that I will make a complete recovery very soon.”
The Kushi actor added: “I have had good days and bad days…. physically and emotionally…
“I guess it can only mean that I am one more day closer to recovery.”