A few months before it was officially announced that Samantha will be acting in a mythological romantic film and it made the fans look forward to the project. Titled Shaakuntalam, this film will have Dev Mohan as the male lead and he will be seen in a character named Dushyant. Samantha plays the titular character, Shakuntala and it is going to be exciting to see the talented actress in a mythological film. Shaakuntalam is expected to showcase Samantha in a completely new dimension. The film was officially launched this morning (March 15) with a special pooja and the entire cast and crew of the film took part in this inaugural ceremony.

The shooting of Shaakuntalam has been planned to begin next week. Shaakuntalam has been planned as a pan-Indian film and it will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and other languages. The pictures from the pooja event are now doing rounds on social media. Samantha looked classy and elegant in a cream coloured saree and pictures of her have gone viral among the fans. Shaakuntalam is directed by blockbuster director Gunasekhar who is known for directing movies like Ramayanam, Arjun, Okkadu, Manoharam, Rudhramadevi, etc. The film is produced by Neelima Guna under the banner of Gunaa Teamworks and has music scored by Mani Sharma.

The makers call Shaakuntalam to be an epic love story that will connect deeply with the masses and let us keep our fingers crossed and see if the promise is fulfilled. Shaakuntalam will be Samantha's next film in the Telugu cinema after Jaanu.

Meanwhile, Samantha is all geared up and waiting for the release of her debut work in digital space, The Family Man: Season 2. Samantha has played the key antagonist in The Family Man: Season 2 that stars Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani in the lead roles. The first season of the web series received rave reviews from the critics and general audience and everyone is now eagerly looking forward to the release of the second season. The series will stream on Amazon Prime Video platform soon.

In Tamil, Samantha's next film will be Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal which stars Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara as the other leads. The film is directed by Vignesh Shivan and produced by Lalit Kumar's 7 Screen Studios. Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal is touted to be a fun-filled romantic comedy entertainer. For now, check out the video of Samantha's Shaakuntalam official launch event here: