Samantha Akkineni has started shooting for Gunasekhar’s Shaakuntalam. The makers took to Twitter to make the announcement with a video on Monday, June 28. Touted to be an epic love story, the film will see Samantha Akkineni essay the role of Shakuntala while Dev Mohan will play Dushyanta.

On Monday, June 28, the makers of Shaakuntalam took to Twitter to announce that the cast and crew has started shooting for the film in Hyderabad. With a video, the makers made the announcement. Shaakuntalam will narrate the epic story of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, daughter of sage Vishwamitra and Apsara Menaka. Sharing the news, the makers wrote, “The second schedule of #Shaakuntalam begins #EpicLoveStory @Gunasekhar1 @Samanthaprabhu2 @ActorDevMohan #ManiSharma @neelima_guna @DilRajuProdctns @GunaaTeamworks (sic).”

Directed by Gunasekhar, Shaakuntalam will revolve around the epic love story of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala. Samantha Akkineni and Malayalam actor Dev Mohan will play the lead roles in this mythological drama. The film is said to be based on Kalidasa’s epic Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam. Produced by Neelima Guna under Gunaa Teamworks banner, the film has begun its second schedule. Neeta Lulla will be the costume designer for the film with Mani Sharma composing the music.

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