Kabir Bedi joins the cast of Samantha Prabhu’s Shaakuntalam

The film is directed by Gunasekhar
Kabir Bedi
Kabir BediShaakuntalam

Shaakuntalam, starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu will be releasing in theatres in April. The makers have now revealed that veteran actor Kabir Bedi has joined the cast of Shaakuntalam and essays the role of ancient sage Kashyapa in the Gunasekhar directorial.

"Among the Saptarishis of the Rig Veda.. The sage from who's name the magnificent region of Kashmir derives its name.. A prime figure in this tale of Shakuntala-Dushyant. @iKabirBedi as Sage Kashyapa. #Shaakuntalam," the makers, Gunaa Teamworks tweeted on Tuesday.

Shaakuntalam is a retelling of the classic tale of Shakuntala and Dushyant, the parents of Bharat, after whom Bharatvarsh or India derives its name. Gunasekhar is best known for the 2003 Mahesh Babu film Okkadu which was a massive hit.

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