Touted to be a Pan India movie, Samantha’s mythological titled Shakuntalam was launched formally on Monday with a puja ceremony at Annapurna Studios. Gunasekhar who is known for making spectacular films in Tollywood is helming the project while it is produced by his daughter Neelima Guna under Gunaa Team Works banner. Dil Raju will present this tale of the mythological film.
Samantha will essay the title role while Malayalam actor Dev Mohan plays King Dushyant. Producer Allu Aravind gave a clap for the first shot and Dil Raju switched the camera. On the occasion, Gunasekhar revealed that Samantha assured all the support to bring out Shakuntala in her and he added that the actress is travelling with the script for four months.
Besides, Sam is also learning the classical dance to nail her role as per the director’s vision. Moreover, the director is happy to introduce her daughter as a producer and expressed gratitude over Dil Raju lending support to the project.
Dil Raju said that he dreamt of making a movie like ‘Okkadu’ directed by Gunasekhar and I joined the team hoping that this movie will turn out to be a great visual feast on the screen.
Mani Sharma will score the music for Shakuntalam while Sekhar V Joseph brings the director’s vision on screen dealing cinematography. Sai Madhav Burra will pen the dialogues in the mythological love saga.