Samantha shares her review of her upcoming period drama Shaakuntalam' ahead of its release

    Find out what the actress has to say about Shaakuntalam.



    Samantha's upcoming epic period dram Shaakuntalam is gearing up for its theatrical release, the actress recently attended a special screening of the movie and shared her excitement for the project via Instagram.

    In her post, she thanked the director and producers of the project and found the movie to be very endearing, and hoped it will be a hit with audiences.

    Recently the release of the movie was pushed back to April 14, in order to improve the movie's visual effects which many considered lackluster after the release of the trailer.

    The movie was initially supposed to hit theaters in November 2022 but was pushed back to February 2023 in order to release the movie in 3D.

    The movie is based on the play by Kalidasa and has been told and retold multiple times, in the form of books, tv shows, and movies.

    This latest adaptation by director Gunasekhar stars Samantha in the lead. The first trailer for the movie was launched a few months ago and received mixed responses from audiences.

    The movie is produced by Neelima Guna under the banner of Gunaa Teamworks. The film was shot extensively around Hyderabad, including Ramoji Film City.

    The movie will cover the complete tale of Shaakuntala, from her childhood in the forest, her fated meeting with King Dushyanta, and her eventual exile.

    Sekhar V. Joseph is will in charge of the cinematography, editing will be handled by Prawin Pudi and the music will be helmed by Mani Sharma.

    The supporting cast of the movie includes Dev Prabhu, Mohan Babu, Aditi Balan, Ananya Nagalla, Prakash Raj, Kabir Duhan Singh, and Madhoo.


    Currently, Samantha is preparing for her role in the upcoming Hindi action series Citadel for Amazon Prime Video which is a spinoff series of the upcoming Amazon series of the same name, which stars Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra in the lead.

    Shaakuntalam will be hitting theaters on April 14, 2023.