The last year, 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.
Samantha is going to do the titular role in the film. The regular shooting of the film will begin from March 20th. Guna has worked almost for the film’s Pre-production. Dil Raju is financing and backing this project which is said to be one of the costliest films in Telugu cinema.
Malayalam actor Dev Mohan has been cast as the male lead. Samantha is taking a huge paycheck for the film. Huge sets are being erected for the film’s shooting. Guna will move on to his ambitious project, Hiranyakashyap after finishing this film. More details of this project will be revealed later.Follow @THEPANIPURI