Popular Telugu film producer Neelima Guna of Gunaa Teamworks issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the delay in providing updates for her upcoming film Shaakuntalam starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead role. Taking to Twitter, she informed fans that the upcoming mythological drama film's post-production works are currently underway, with the team leaving no stone unturned in delivering the best output for fans. In her statement, Neelima wrote, "This is to all the fans who’ve been tweeting asking for updates about 'Shaakuntalam': The post production work is going on at a brisk pace, the challenging CG complexities are being dealt with good precision as we prepare to give you a good quality output.. hence the time. At this crucial juncture the team deserves your support and understanding, which I’m sure you will shower on us! We will put out more content and updates as and when we can.. thank you for your love!" Check out her tweet below: 

#Shaakuntalam ✨🦢 pic.twitter.com/bJEPgDTdMd

— Neelima Guna (@neelima_guna) August 2, 2022

Directed by Gunasekhar, Shaakuntalam is based on Kalidasa's epic Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam and will see Samantha in the titular role opposite Dev Mohan portraying Dushyanta alongside a supporting cast featuring the likes of Mohan Babu, Aditi Balan, Prakash Raj, and Gautami among others, with Telugu superstar Allu Arjun's daughter Allu Arha also set to make her big-screen acting debut. Samantha had wrapped up filming her portions for the upcoming mythological drama film in August 2021 and extended her gratitude to the team for the opportunity to portray the iconic role. She wrote on Instagram at the time, "This film will stay with me for the rest of my life. As a little girl I believed in fairy tales.. not much has changed. I still do…. and @gunasekhar1 sir my fairy godfather making my dream a reality. When he narrated this film to me I was immediately transported to a most beautiful world.. the world of Shaakuntalam.. a world like no other. But I was nervous and scared. Was it possible for us to create such beauty on celluloid.?? Today as I say my goodbyes, I have such an immense feeling of love and gratitude, to this absolutely incredible human @gunasekhar1 sir, for he has created a world that has exceeded all my expectations. The inner child in me is dancing with joy. Thankyou sir."