`Shaakuntalam` trailer: Samantha shines as Shakuntala in period drama


The trailer of Samantha Ruth Prabhu`s upcoming film `Shaakuntalam` is out. The film is directed by Gunasekhar and has been presented by Dil Raju and bankrolled by Neelima Guna. The film highlights the whimsical love story from the epic of Mahabharatha. 

Samantha plays the titular role in the film based in playwright Kalidasa`s work. The actress looked stunning as Shakuntala in the trailer. 

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The trailer highlights key events in the life of Shakuntala. From her introduction to her courtship with King Dushyant, the curse of rishi Durvasa about Dushyant forgetting her. The trailer also gives a glimpse of her son Bharat. 

The trailer was released with a description that read, “The massively mounted film Shaakuntalam based on internationally acclaimed Kalidasa’s Sanskrit play ‘Abhijnana Shakuntalam’ is all set to release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam & Kannada. The story of Shaakuntalam revolves around the epic love story of Shakuntala and King Dushyant from Mahabharata, portrayed by Samantha and Dev Mohan. The film is helmed by supremely proficient, Director Gunasekhar and marks a whimsical tale of love set in the Kashyapa Kanumalu (Kashmir), the grandeur and splendour of Dushyant’s Puru Dynasty making the film extremely exceptional.”

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The film also marks the debut of Allu Arjun`s daughter Allu Arha. The film also stars Dev Mohan, Kabir Bedi, Dr.M Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Madhubala, Gautami, Aditi Balan, Ananya Nagalla, Jisshu Sengupta and others. The film will be released in theatres on February 17. 




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