According to the latest reports, Gunasekhar is attempting to achieve a similar feat now, with his upcoming film Shaakuntalam. Shaakuntalam has Samantha Akkineni in the lead role, playing Shakuntala, and Malayalam actor Dev Mohan playing King Dushyant. Gunasekhar is said to be trying to rope in NTR’s son Abhay Ram, or Allu Arjun’s son Allu Ayaan, as Bharat, the son of Shankuntala and Dushyant.
Given that NTR made his debut with Gunasekhar’s film and Allu Arjun stole the show in Rudramadevi, it is possible that Gunasekhar will be able to get either of these two to agree to cast their sons. Sources reveal that Gunasekhar’s first choice is Abhay and that he would move on to Ayaan if NTR doesn’t give his nod.