Shaakuntalam is an upcoming Telugu mythological drama film written and directed by Gunasekhar of Rudhramadevi fame. It is produced by Neelima Guna under the banner of Gunaa Teamworks and distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations. Based on the internationally acclaimed play Abhijnana Shakuntalam by classical Sanskrit author Kalidasa, the film features Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the eponymous role of Shakuntala and Dev Mohan as Dushyanta, the king of Puru Dynasty along with Mohan Babu, Gautami, Aditi Balan and Ananya Nagalla in supporting roles.

Today (September 23) a massive update dropped pertaining the film. The film has been confirmed to release on 4 November 2022. This news was announced by Samantha herself through her official Instagram handle. Sharing an image of the poster, she wrote, "November 4th it is 🤍 Thankyou for the love .. You have always been my strength🤗.. #Shaakuntalam ". Check it out: 

Apart from Telugu, Shaakuntalam will also be made available to watch in other languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. The filmmakers also released a new motion poster  suggesting that the film will have grand visuals of forts and palaces of ancient times. The poster also features Samantha’s character standing along with her lover.

The film will tell the whimsical tale of love set in the Kashyapa Kanumalu (Kashmir), the grandeur and splendour of Dushyant's Puru Dynasty making the film extremely exceptional. According to the mythology, Shakuntala, the daughter of Rishi Vishwamitra and Meneka, lives in a forest where she meets King Dushyant and falls in love with him. Dushyant promises to return to her soon but forgets all about her due to a sage’s curse.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Samantha is currently awaiting the release of Yashoda. The filmmakers recently released the teaser showing Samantha in an action-packed avatar. The film’s yet to get a release date. She is also shooting for the Shiva Nirvana directorial Kushi in which she will be seen sharing the screen with Liger heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda. 

Check out the motion poster here: