It is already known that Samantha Akkineni has been roped in to play the lead role in the upcoming film Shaakuntalam, to be directed by Gunasekhar. The film is based on Kalidasu’s Abhignana Shakuntala.
Samantha will be essaying the titular role of Shakuntala, the daughter of Sage Vishwamitra. For this film, Gunasekhar tried roping in several big names of Tollywood, but after almost everyone whom he approached declined the offer, the director decided to rope in Malayalam actor Dev Mohan opposite Samantha, in this film.
Dev Mohan will be playing King Dushyanta, and the details about the rest of the cast are yet to be announced. This film is expected to be made on a grand scale, and the pre-production works are still going on.