We have already reported that Gunasekhar is gearing up to direct Shaakuntalam, a woman centric film. After delivering his directorial and production venture Rudhramadevi starring Anushka Shetty and Rana Daggubati, now Gunasekhar is coming up with a historical costume drama that is rumored to be inspired by the epic Mahabharatam. Now according to the latest report, Pooja Hegde will play the female lead in Gunasekhar’ Shaakuntalam.
The sources close to the Gunasekhar revealed that the film makers are approaching Pooja Hegde to play the titular role and if she gives her nod, will be seen playing the role of Shaakuntala in this film.
According to Gunasekhar, the upcoming woman centric movie Shaakuntalam is all about the story of Shakuntala, daughter of the apsara Menaka and sage Vishwamitra. The upcoming film is based upon a love affair, secret marriage, separation and reunion of Dushyanta and Shaakuntala.
Gunasekhar’ directorial venture Shakuntalam is produced by Neelima Guna under the banner of Gunaa Teamworks and it has music by Mani Sharma. The upcoming film Shaakuntalam is bringing curiosity among the public with an interesting premise. After ‘Shaakuntalam’, Gunasekhar is expected to direct another mythological drama ‘Hiranyakashapa’ in which Baahubali star Rana Daggubati will play the lead role.
Pooja Hegde’ previous offering was Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo costarring Stylish Star Allu Arjun.