Shaakuntalam To Start Rolling On This Date
Tollywood actress Samantha Akkineni who has acted in many woman-centric projects in her filmy career, is all set to essay the titular role in an upcoming movie Shaakuntalam, which will be directed by Gunasekhar of Rudhramadevi fame. As per the latest update, the actress will be joining the sets of the film, Shaakuntalam from 20th March in Hyderabad and will start the shoot of the film.
The reports suggest that Samantha is receiving huge remuneration for this historical drama Shaakuntalam, which is based on Kalidasa’s eponymous work. The announcement regarding the film, Shaakuntalam was made on 1st January on the eve of new year by the director who released the motion poster of the movie and termed the narrative as ‘mythology for millennials’.
According to the director Gunasekhar, the film will be a pan-Indian project and it will have the music composed by Mani Sharma. Gunasekhar’s previous movie was Rudhramadevi in which Anushka Shetty essayed the titular role and the film was a decent hit at the box office. The director one more film Hiranyakashipu starring Rana Daggubati, which has now been put on hold. Meanwhile, Samantha will be seen essaying a negative shade in upcoming web series The Family Man 2. The actress is also part of Vignesh Shivan’ directorial venture which has Nayantara and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles.