Director Gunasekhar is currently working on a mythological tale, titled Shaakuntalam. On the occasion of the New Year, Samantha Akkineni was announced as the lead actress of the film. As Shaakuntalam is set to be a woman centric film, Samantha Akkineni, who has proved her mettle with intriguing performances, will be headlining the entire film.
On Friday evening, the makers took to Twitter and shared a sneak peek into the sets of the sessions of their preparations for Samantha’s look in the film. National Award winning costume designer Neeta Lulla, who worked for films like Devdas and Jodhaa Akbar, is supervising the costume designs of Samantha in Shaakuntalam. As the makers didn’t want to disclose Samantha’s look from the film, they shared the picture from behind while she was getting ready sitting in front of the mirror for the look.
Sharing the photo, the makers wrote in the tweet, “Working on getting the look together! For the Forest Dweller, Nature’s Beloved , ethereal and demure “Shakuntala” in #Shaakuntalam | a sneak peek into our sessions @Samanthaprabhu2 (sic.)”
Working on getting the look together! For the Forest Dweller, Nature’s Beloved , ethereal and demure “Shakuntala” in #Shaakuntalam | a sneak peak into our sessions @Samanthaprabhu2 @neeta_lulla pic.twitter.com/RlepmGEX8P
— Gunaa Teamworks (@GunaaTeamworks) January 8, 2021
Shaakuntalam is an upcoming Telugu film, which is an epic love story of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, the daughter of sage Vishwamitra and the heavenly Apsara Menaka. The film will be bankrolled by Neelima Guna under the Gunaa Teamworks banner. Mani Sharma will be composing music. Shaakuntalam is expected to go on floors soon.