Samantha Akkineni clarifies why she liked Arjun Reddy but finds director Sandeep's recent statement disturbing

Samantha Akkineni recently expressed that she was "deeply disturbed" by Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's ideology of expressing love. However, she was called out for "double standards" for liking Arjun Reddy. The actress clears the air about her statements.
Samantha Akkineni clarifies why she liked Arjun Reddy but finds director Sandeep's recent statement disturbingSamantha Akkineni clarifies why she liked Arjun Reddy but finds director Sandeep's recent statement disturbing
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It was a disturbing weekend for Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy viewers. While the movie was already a topic of argument among many in the country, Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga added the heat to the debate with his recent comments. The filmmaker, while talking to Anupama Chopra of Film Companion, said that if there is no "if you don't have that physical demonstration of...if you don't have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don't see anything there." Yes, he did say that. 

His statement caused an uproar among moviegoers and celebrities. Many stars took to their social media profiles to react to his statement. Samantha Akkineni was among the many who reacted to Sandeep's statement. The Oh Baby actress shared the video featuring his statement and expressed that she was "deeply disturbed" by his ideology. 

Soon after her reaction made the headlines, a tweet accused Samantha of "double standards." The Twitter account pulled out an old tweet wherein Samantha was raving about Arjun Reddy, the original version of Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh. The tweet read, "#ArjunReddy is the most original movie I have watched in a long time. The golden days of TFI are upon us. Team #ArjunReddy OUTSTANDING." 

Samantha immediately shared her clarification. She tweeted, "Liking the film .. and disagreeing with a comment are two different things," she pointed out. "I loved the story of one ‘Arjun Reddy’ .. not the generalisation that love means having the liberty of slapping people around," she added. 

Meanwhile, Samantha is enjoying the success of Oh Baby, released over the weekend. The movie received raving reviews from fans and critics. 

What do you think about Sandeep Reddy Vanga's statement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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Watch majili, oh baby n super deluxe..she is good in these movies.

Have never seen her in a movie. Any recs? She seems gorgeous and well put together. Next best dressed after Kangana, IMO.

Epic...love you Sam.

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