Wigs to 30kg Lehengas: A look into Samantha Prabhu’s Prep for Shaakuntalam

The Gunashekhar directorial adapts Kalidasa’s Abhijana Shakuntalam
Samantha in Shaakuntalam
Samantha in Shaakuntalam

Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s latest feature is Gunashekhar’s Shaakuntalam. Ahead of the film’s release, Prabhu shared her preparations for her part as Shakuntala in the film.

Prabhu wore a wig during the entire shoot, reported Pinkvilla. She wore a 30kg lehenga for a song that didn’t make it into the final cut. On dancing with a 30kg lehenga, Prabhu said “When I was spinning, the lehenga would take me out of the frame and the dance master Raju sir would ask, 'Why can't you stay in the frame?' I was like, I am trying, but the lehenga is taking me out of the frame.” Prabhu also dubbed Shaakuntalam in three different languages: Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. 

Shaakuntalam also stars Dev Mohan. The film also marks the debut of Allu Arjun's daughter Allu Arha. The film was released in theatres on 14th April. 

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