It is known news that Samantha Akkineni is playing the title role of Shakuntalam while Malayalam actor Dev Mohan will play the role of King Dushyant. The upcoming drama Shakuntalam is directed by Gunasekhar of Rudhramadevi fame and currently the shoot of this upcoming much hyped film is going on at the brisk pace and Samantha Akkineni is leaving no stone unturned to make this movie a big hit. The sources close to the team of Shakuntalam reveals that in this film Samantha Akkineni is looking a million bucks and will look her career best. The way her costumes have been designed will show Samantha in a regal avatar.
The reports are also coming that Majili and U Turn fame actress will also be seen in few action sequences. Shakuntalam is a period drama and is being made on a big budget.
Touted to be a pan-India movie, the movie Shakuntalam is being presented by Dil Raju and bankrolled by Gunasekhar’s daughter Neelima Guna under the banner Gunaa Team Works.
Apart from Shakuntalam, Samantha Akkineni will also be seen in Tamil film Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal. She will be sharing the screen with Vijay Sethupathi and lady superstar Nayanthara in the Vignesh Shivan directorial venture.