Clarity on Heroine for Gunasekhar’s Shaakuntalam

Clarity on Heroine for Gunasekhar's Shaakuntalam

Last week, Senior Director Gunasekhar announced doing a film – Shaakuntalam based on Shakuntala’s life – Shakuntala is the daughter of Sage Vishwamitra. Vishwamitra wrote the famous Gayatri Mantra and is one of the most revered sages of Indian history.

There are rumors that Pooja Hegde is going to do the titular role in the film. However, producer Neelima Guna has dismissed these reports. Responding to the news report, she said they did not approach Pooja Hegde for this role.

Fresh rumors are that Guna is looking at some A-list star from Bollywood to essay this role so that it would appeal to Pan-India audiences. The casting is likely to take a while. Guna will move on to his ambitious project, Hiranyakashyap after finishing this film.