Samantha Ruth Prabhu recently took to her social media handles to congratulate director Gunashekhar after watching her upcoming film Shaakuntalam. The period epic, initially slated to come out in 2022, faced several delays due to post-production and is all set to release next month.
The actress posted a picture from the theatre with Gunashekhar and the film team. In her tweet, she commended the director for rendering the epic beautifully to the screen and proclaimed that the family audience would be swept away by the emotions in the film.
“And I finally watched the movie today! Gunashekar garu.. you have my heart. What a beautiful film! One of our greatest epics brought to life so endearingly! I can’t wait for our family audiences to be swept away by the powerful emotions! And all you kids out there… you’re going to love our magical world! Dil Raju garu and Neelima… thank you for this wonderful journey.#Shaakuntalam will forever be close to me!" her tweet read.
The film is based on the play Shakuntala by Kalidasa, chronicling the love story and subsequent separation between King Dusyanta and Shakuntala. The period epic is presented by Dil Raju and produced by Guna Teamworks. It is slated to be released on 14th April 2023 in 2D and 3D versions.