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Dhanush's 'Vaathi' actress Samyuktha opens up about disowning the caste surname!

Thursday, February 9, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Samyuktha is a prominent South Indian actress, who is thrilled about her upcoming bilingual release, 'Vaathi' aka 'Sir'. She plays Dhanush's love interest in this action drama directed by Venky Atluri. Samyuktha is now making headlines for disowning her caste surname during a promotional event.

Talking at a promotional event of Vaathi, Samyuktha said, "When I understood the responsibility of becoming an actor, I realized I shouldn’t have it (surname). When I want to see equality, humanity and love all around, keeping a surname makes it very contradictory to what I want. Also, my parents are divorced and my mother wished to not retain my father’s surname. I wanted to respect my mother’s feelings."

Notably, Samyuktha dropped her caste surname from her social media pages earlier. "This thought occurred to me long back. When we are enrolled in a school, we need a name for official purposes. So we never thought so much back then. I always used to think about why people have this, this ‘tail’. The thought really struck me when I became an actor," she added further.

Vaathi is coming to cinemas on February 17. The film will carry a strong social message about the education system and Dhanush plays Balamurugan, a teacher and reformer. GV Prakash composed the musical score for the movie which also stars Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, Aadukalam Naren, Ilavarasu, Motta Rajendran, Hareesh Peradi and others.

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