Samantha Ruth Prabhu has been diversifying her roles ever since she found a great success with Family Man Season 2, negative role. The actress has been part of many blockbuster films that she became a household name in Telugu states and Tamil Nadu as well. Samantha has started finding many offers in Hindi as well and she has been moving away from typical heroine roles, too. Her recent release Yashoda has proved her box office potential in Telugu states with a proper content driven film. Samantha is now coming up with Gunasekhar directorial, Shaakuntalam.
Shaakuntalam is adapted from Abhijnanashakuntalam, a Sanskrit play, written by Great Indian Poet Mahakavi Kalidasa. Samantha is playing Shakuntala role and Dev Mohan is playing the role of King Dushyanta. Mohan Babu is playing Maharishi Durvasa and Aditi Balan is playing Anasuya. Allu Arha is debuting in the film, in the role of Bharata, son of Shakuntala and Dushyanta. Madhoo is playing the role of Menaka. It is a very popular play which has been part of Text Books for students too. Samantha seems to have put in her heart and soul into the film from the trailer.
Gunasekhar has become synonymous for making VFX oriented films from the beginning of his career and in fact he is one of the pioneers in introducing production design in Telugu films. He directed a lady oriented film like Rudhramadevi with Anushka Shetty in the lead role and produced it, too. He has turned producer again for Shaakuntalam too. Samantha could be expecting a repeat of success like Rudhramadevi and we hope for the same.