Leading actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu's Shaakuntalam will release on April 14, blockbuster Telugu film producer-distributor Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations announced on Friday, February 10. Directed by Gunasekhar and produced by Neelima Guna's Gunaa Teamworks, the upcoming mythological film also coming out in 3D in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam languages was initially planned for a release on November 4, 2022 before being pushed to February 17, 2023, with the latest announcement set to come as a big delight for Samantha's fans everywhere.
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Presented by Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations, Shaakuntalam is based on Kalidasa's epic Sanskrit play Abhijnanashakuntalam, and sees Samantha playing the titular role alongside other cast members among whom include Dev Mohan, Allu Arha, Sachin Khedekar, Kabir Bedi, Dr. M Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Madhubala, Gautami, Aditi Balan, Ananya Nagalla, Jisshu Sengupta and others. The film "revolves around the epic love story of Shakuntala and King Dushyant from Mahabharata, portrayed by Samantha and Dev Mohan," as per an official synopsis. It has further been revealed that Shaakuntalam is "a whimsical tale of love set in the Kashyapa Kanumalu (Kashmir), the grandeur and splendour of Dushyant’s Puru Dynasty making the film extremely exceptional."
Shaakuntalam has been riding high on expectations and the film's trailer released sometime back received a huge response from fans, who are looking forward to witnessing Samantha on the big screen once again after her appearance in Yashoda last November. The actress had addressed the press last year during the promotions of the pan-Indian medical thriller film after being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition named Myositis. Shaakuntalam is also producer Dil Raju's next big release after he recently tasted massive box office success with Varisu starring 'Thalapathy' Vijay, which crossed 300 crores in worldwide collections.