Samantha will next grace the silver screens with the much-awaited mythological drama, Shaakuntalam. Written and directed by Gunasekhar, the movie will hit the cinema halls on 14th April 2023. The project was initially slated to release in 2022, but the venture has been pushed multiple times. Based on the popular play by Kalidas, Shaakuntalam revolves around the epic love story of Shakuntala, played by Samantha, and King Dushyant, portrayed by Dev Mohan. Allu Arjun’s daughter Allu Arha is also stepping into acting with the movie and will essay on Prince Bharata in the film.
The film’s cast also includes Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan, and Ananya Nagalla in supporting roles, along with others. The film’s technical crew has Mani Sharma on board as the music director, Sekhar V. Joseph as the cinematographer, and Prawin Pudi as the editor. Shaakuntalam has been bankrolled by Neelima Guna under the banner of Gunaa Teamworks with distribution by Sri Venkateswara Creations.