Director Gunasekhar who is popularly known for his historical dramas, is now teaming up with the famous South Indian actress Samantha Akkineni for a pan Indian film titled, Shaakuntalam. The film garnered huge attention from the audience after the title was revealed and the recent motion poster is the bonus attraction. Samantha Akkineni will be playing the role of princess Shakuntala and Dev Mohan appears as King Dushyant.
Today, the makers started the shoot of Shaakuntalam, in specially erected sets of Annapurna Studios. Dil Raju, Samantha Akkineni, Dev Mohan, Gunasekhar and his daughter Neelima, graced the event. Talking about the film, Director Gunasekhar thanked Dil Raju for his enormous support. He also said “With a great film maker like Dil Raju and talented actress like Samantha Akkineni, Shaakuntalam will be a great movie (sic.)”
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Shaakuntalam is an upcoming pan Indian historical drama, which is an epic love story of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, the daughter of sage Vishwamitra and the heavenly Apsara Menaka. Mani Sharma, who has produced soothing songs in many Gunasekhar directorial movies like Okkadu, Arjun, Choodalani Vundi and Varudu, will be composing tunes for Shaakuntalam as well. Helmed by Gunasekhar, Shaakuntalam is produced jointly under the banner of Dil Raju Productions and Gunaa Teamworks. With such a star cast, Shaakuntalam is one of the highly anticipated films of the year.