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Back in March, the word ‘lockdown’ would have triggered the depressed version in us but today, we are calmer and more productive. While most of us had tagged ourselves as ‘foodies’ in the past few years but thanks to the lockdown, we have become MasterChefs too. We loved travelling miles to try a famous eatery but now, we know how to cook our favourite food at home. Some have resorted to YouTube videos and social media platforms for different recipes to try on, some are learning how to cook from their mothers or elders at home or through video calls. And things have been no different for celebrities. (Also Read: Dipika Kakar Pens Praiseworthy Note For Her 'World', Shoaib Ibrahim For Making Her Life So Beautiful)
South superstar, Samantha Akkineni is learning to cook from the holistic nutritionist and lifestyle expert, Sridevi Jasti. But this isn’t the first time when Samantha had hit the headlines for her cooking as a few weeks ago, Samantha ’s mother-in-law, Amala Akkineni had revealed that her daughter-in-law doesn’t cook for the family but instead helps her father-in-law, Akkineni Nagarjuna with the essentials. Speaking of Nagarjuna’s cooking, Amala had said, "When we have such a good cook in the family, why do we need to hire a cook?"
Samantha Akkineni is one of the celebs to jump on the quarantine cooking bandwagon as she has been sharing the glimpses of her culinary skills and cooking classes with Sridevi Jasti. From some tempting morning smoothies to chia seeds pudding, Samantha is putting a great amount of efforts in learning to make healthy meals for herself and her family. In fact, a few days back, Samantha had posted Insta stories, giving a glimpse of her cooking session. In reply to her mother-in-law’s comment on her cooking, Samantha had delighted her fans with glimpses of truffle mushroom pasta in the making and the final result. Here are the screenshots of Samantha’s lockdown cooking journey:
On June 9, 2020, Sridevi Jasti had posted some glimpses of Samantha Akkineni’s cooking class, wherein the duo had made Amaranth & purslane Tom yum. Sridevi had captioned her post as “It is my pleasure to share with you one of Vibrant Living’s recent creations that was especially tweaked for our favourite girl Samantha @samantharuthprabhuoffl who is all about learning healthy cooking and inspiring you on sustainable lifestyle. She is a quick learner, smart and genuine in her interest and asks me all the right questions. You are on an amazing journey with her. It is wonderful to see that Samantha’s passion and philosophy of growing food, eating local, cooking healthy aligns with my greatest interest in life which is showing people how one can eat healthy and tasty at the same time... without a need to compromise. I am really looking forward to sharing more and more recipes, ideas and tips on food and nutrition. I believe there is no skill greater than cooking for yourself and your family. The recent covid times are a proof of my belief.” (Also Read: Karan Singh Grover Revealed His Wife, Bipasha Basu Cooked Yummy Meals For Him In The Lockdown)
Every picture of Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya on social media, only makes us fall in love with them even more! Samantha shares an equally beautiful bond with her mother-in-law (Nagarjuna's first wife and Naga Chaitanya's mother), Lakshmi Daggubati. A picture shared by Samantha had made our hearts go all ‘awww’, when she had sported a similar light-blue kurta and had twinned with her sasu maa. While who had looked better was difficult to decide, but Samantha’s heartfelt caption had a lot to reveal. In the caption, she had also revealed her hubby, Naga Chaitanya’s take on their twinning spree, “Twinning with my MIL .. walked out in the same outfit on the same day (no planning involved)... all the approval I need @chayakkineni men search for women similar to their mothers ... suddenly this seems right @payalkhandwala.”
While Samantha Akkineni had swooned us with her sartorial picks every single time, she was trolled for her outfit post her wedding with Naga Chaitanya. Recalling the negative criticism she had faced for wearing a revealing outfit for the first time after marriage, Samantha had stated in an interview with the Hyderabad Times, “I remember, the first time when I wore something revealing after marriage, I was trolled terribly and it was very, very hard. But I noticed that when I did it the second time, it was not so bad. It’s all about taking that first step. I’m not going to say that I did something brave. I was scared of the repercussions and of the trolling. But at the same, I told myself that things have to change and I’m going to do as much as I can to be a part of that change.”
Samantha Akkineni never fails to grab attention for her sartorial picks and her love for fashion was evident when she had repeated her Sabyasachi outfit at Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj's roka ceremony, acing it like a pro. For the roka ceremony, Samantha had made for a perfect bahu by accessorising her look with a mangalsutra. Earlier, Samantha had complemented her look with an uncut diamond and emerald choker set. (Also Read: Preity Zinta Gives A 'Goodenough Haircut To Mr Goodenough', Check Out Their Cute Video)
Aren’t you tempted to try the healthy recipes by Samantha? Let us know!