The graceful and divine first-look poster of Samantha from the upcoming mythological epic Shaakuntalam was released on Monday. On the occasion Producer Neelima Guna lauded the dedication of the Pushpa diva by exemplifying a situation she braved during the shooting of Shaakuntalam.
The movie maker revealed that Samantha Ruth Prabhu had to go through difficulties but never stopped shooting for Shaakuntalam. As per the character’s demand, Samantha had to wear specific designed accessories due to which she developed rashes on her skin.
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Samantha dons the role of Shakuntala based on the mythological story who was raised in a forest in Muni ashram. To bring in the resemblance, designer Neeta Lulla styled typical jewellery for Samantha.
They used floral accessories that were imported from Amsterdam. These accessories were customised to suit the current generation, while it will still showcase the special character, Neelima Guna elaborated.
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Producer and elder daughter of prominent director Gunasekhar Neelima Guna is closely associated with Samantha on the sets of Shaakuntalam. She explained, “At times, Samantha suffered from rashes while sporting floral jewellery. But she applied medication and continued to wear it. It was also a bit hefty for her, but she went that extra mile. Her efforts were truly inspiring”.
Kabir Duhan Singh is playing the villain in Shaakuntalam while baby Arha, daughter of Allu Arjun, is portraying the character of Prince Bharata. Aditi Balan will be seen as Anasuya, Mohan Babu as Kanwa Maharshi.
Gunasekhar is producing the film under his own banner Guna Teamworks and also provided the story. Manisharma is composing the music for the film. The film will be released in a total of five languages whereas the release date is yet to be confirmed by the movie makers.