Samantha Ruth Prabhu is taking her career forward with her upcoming films. She took the nation by surprise with her performance in Oo Anatav in Pushpa and is all geared up for her upcoming film. She will play the lead role in the mythological drama, Shakuntalam. The first look poster was revealed by the team on Monday. The poster features Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a sacred garden sort of surrounded by deer, swans and peacocks. The actress looks heavenly and delicate as Shakuntala in a white attire with floral accessories. Shakuntalam also stars Mohan Babu, Sachin Khedekar, Gautami, Aditi Balan and Ananya Nagalla in supporting leads.
Shakuntalam is based on the Indian play Abhijnanasakuntalam by Kalidasa. Taking to Instagram she shared the look of the film and captioned it, “Presenting…Nature’s beloved…the Ethereal and Demure…Shakuntala from Shaakuntalam.”
In the caption, Samantha Ruth Prabhu has also tagged the film’s writer-director Gunasekhar. Neelima Guna and Dil Raju, who are producing the films under the name of Gunaa Teamworks and Dil Raju Productions respectively, have also been tagged in the post.
While Samantha Ruth Prabhu will play Shakuntala, actor Dev Mohan will play the role of king Dushyanta. Dev Mohan had shared pictures from the sets of Shakuntalam, thanking Samantha for her support. “Thank you, Samantha Ruth Prabhu. It was an amazing experience with you…I should say your support during the shoot was remarkable and that really helped me to lift my character… Lots of love Sam.”
Allu Arjun’s daughter Allu Arha will be debuting with this film. Allu Arha will play the role of Prince Bharata in Shakuntala. Allu Arjun took to Instagram and wrote, “A proud moment for the Allu family to announce that the fourth generation, Allu Arha, will be making her debut with the Shakuntalam movie. I want to thank Gunasekhar garu and Neelima Guna garu for giving my daughter this beautiful movie as her debut… I had an altogether different journey with Samantha and am happy to watch Arha debut with her movie.”