On the occasion of new year, Gunasekhar revealed that he is all set to make a big budget movie Shakuntalam. Recently he also confirmed that the star actress Samantha Akkineni will be seen playing the titular role in his upcoming mythlogial drama Shakuntalam which is based on Kalidasa’s eponymous work.
Gunasekhar’ big budget project will explore the love story of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, daughter of the heavenly Apsara, Menaka and Sage Vishwamitra. Yestesday the makers of Shakuntalam shares a pic from the sets that featured Samantha’ back look.
By sharing this pic, the makers of Shakuntalam, also confirmed that the National Award winning costume designer Neeta Lulla who worked with several blockbuster movies Devdas and Jodhaa Akbar is supervising the costume designs of Samantha in Sunsekhar’ directorial venture Shakuntalam. Coming on the pic, Neeta Lulla and her staff are seen working on the look of Samantha Akkineni as Shakuntala.
Gunasekhar’ previous offering was Rudhramadevi in which Anushka Shetty played the lead role whereas Rana Daggubati and Allu Arjun were seen in the crucial roles. Meanwhile Samantha will be seen playing the negative roles the web series The Family 2 starring Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani, which will premiere on 12th February.
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