Chaitanya and Samantha, who have been in a relationship for a long time, were officially got engaged on January 29 in Hyderabad. The two first met on the sets of Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Telugu romantic-drama Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), and went on to work together in films such as Autonagar Surya and Manam.
Post his engagement, Chaitanya had said that he was enjoying all the attention coming his way as he believed this phase wouldn’t last long. “Wherever I go, I’m asked about my marriage. Honestly, there’s no pressure anymore because everybody knows. I believe this phase... where people constantly want to know about my marriage...it won’t last long. Nobody is going to ask me this question next year,” Chaitanya had said then.
“Let me enjoy while it lasts,” he chuckled.
Meanwhile, Samantha intends to continue acting after marriage. Chaitanya confirmed this news. When he did admit to being in a relationship in October 2016, he had said then that he won’t stop Samantha from acting after marriage. “I don’t think I’d ever tell her what she should and shouldn’t do. I’m proud of her growth as an actress and I will encourage her to continue working. It was through sheer talent and hard work she got where she is today. I don’t think she should throw away her successful career because of marriage,” Chaitanya said.