Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya, one of the most celebrated couples of K-Town, recently announced their separation on social media.

Many speculations were hitting the headlines on why the couple decided to part ways. Samantha's friend and stylist Preetham Jukalker was allegedly linked to the couple's divorce.

After being a constant target of the celebrity couple's fans on social media, Preetham spoke against the trollers who accused him of having an affair with the actress.

"Everybody knows that I call Samantha ‘Jiji’ which is a North Indian term for sister. How can there possibly be a link-up between us?" he questioned the trollers.

The stylist was also disappointed with Naga Chaitanya who chose to stay silent despite hearing hurtful accusations about Samantha and Preetham. The stylist even faced death threats after the news broke.

"I’ve known Chaitanya for years. He too knows the kind of relationship that Samantha and I have. I feel that he could’ve spoken up and told people not to comment like that about Sam and me," he said.

Interestingly, Naga Chaitanya hasn't posted anything to defend his soon-to-be ex-wife on his Instagram account after the announcement of his separation.

"Even if he had issued one statement, it would have made a lot of difference. Right now, it’s these so-called fans who are making these statements and spreading false rumors. I think a statement from Chaitanya’s side would’ve helped keep these people in check," the stylist added.

The hatred and abuses he received on social media have affected his mental health but he vowed not to back down.

"Nothing is going to stop me from standing up for myself and my friend. Samantha is hurting right now and I will stand by her. I’m not afraid of these faceless trolls," Preetham said.

Source: India Today & Times of India
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