Samantha wraps up Gunasekhars’ ‘Shaakuntalam’ shoot


Top actress Samantha Akkineni, who was last seen in Amazon Prime Video's The Family Man 2, has wrapped up shooting for Gunasekhar's much-anticipated mythological period drama ‘Shaakuntalam’. Malayalam actor Dev Mohan plays the lead opposite Samantha and marks his debut in Telugu.

Samantha wrote a long, emotional message on her social media accounts and thanked director Guna Sekhar for “making my dream a reality”.

“And it’s a wrap on ‘Shaakuntalam’!! This film will stay with me for the rest of my life. As a little girl I believed in fairy tales … not much has changed,” Samantha tweeted, adding that Guna Sekhar was her “fairy godfather”

“When he narrated this film to me, I was immediately transported to a most beautiful world … the world of Shaakuntalam … a world like no other. But I was nervous and scared. Was it possible for us to create such beauty on celluloid??” Samantha added.

Bidding goodbye to the film, the actress ended her emotional tweet by thanking “this absolutely incredible human @gunasekhar1 sir, for he has created a world that has exceeded all my expectations. The inner child in me is dancing with joy.”

una Team Works and Dil Raju Productions bankrolled this pan-Indian project. Most of the film is shot in massive sets and the shooting portions of the film are wrapped up in no time. The film also has ample scope for the VFX work and Gunasekhar will spend ample time for the post-production work.