"I had to dub in a very difficult health condition."
Samantha Ruth Prabhu spoke about her battle with the auto-immune disease Myositis.
The actress has been promoting Yashoda, ahead of its release on November 11, 2022.
Speaking about the film, Samantha said:
“For me, dubbing in Telugu was a bit difficult as I come from Chennai.
“Every artist wants to dub for themselves after giving everything to their performance.
“I always had that wish but now I have also developed confidence about my hold on the Telugu language. I worked on it.”
However, Samantha’s health issues and ongoing treatment contributed to her challenges.
“It was a difficult time for me when I did the dubbing for Yashoda. Given that the release date was announced already, I had to dub in a very difficult health condition.
“But, I’m a bit adamant. Once I committed to dub for myself, I wanted to do it. I’m glad I did it.”
In Yashoda, Samantha plays a surrogate mother who battles against a crime syndicate of medical professionals.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu stated that she could relate to the struggles her character experiences.
She continued: “When I select a character naturally I would have seen something of me in it.
“Yashoda comes from humble beginnings with big dreams. I’m also like that. She is determined just like me.
“In this film, Yashoda faces a lot of difficulties and fights and survives them. I’m right now in a difficult position. I hope to survive as well.”
Whilst speaking about her experience with Myositis, Samantha emotionally admitted:
“Some days are good, and some days are bad.”
“There are days when I feel like I can’t take one more step further. And there are days when I look back, I feel surprised that I have come so far.
“I’m here to fight. I’m not the only one, I know that. There are a lot of people who are fighting many battles. We win in the end.”
The actress also ridiculed a few news articles that presented her condition to be worse than it actually was, jokingly saying:
“I also saw a lot of articles saying that my condition was life-threatening. The stage I’m in is not life-threatening. It’s difficult, but I’m here to fight.
“At least for the time being, I’m not going to die.”
Yashoda is written and directed by Hari-Harish.
The film also stars Unni Mukandan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj, Shatru, Madhurima, Kalpika Ganesh, Divya Sripada and Priyanka Sharma.