Samantha Ruth Prabhu who was last seen in Yashoda movie is all set to entertain with a mythological love story Shaakunthalam. The actress who is suffering from the autoimmune disease Myositis is back in good health now and the actress attended the trailer launch of her upcoming movie Shaakunthalam. After launching the trailer of the movie, Samantha spoke about the struggles she’s been through in her life.
Wearing a white saree at the event, Samantha started shedding tears when director Gunasekhar was speaking. Social media has now been flooded with clips of Samantha crying with fans writing, “We’re with you, Sam (sic).”
In a video, Samantha is heard saying, “No matter how many struggles I face in life, one thing won’t change. That’s how much I love cinema and cinema loves me back. I strongly believe that this love will grow manifold with Shaakuntalam.” Further thanking Gunasekhar for the opportunity, Samantha added, “In Indian literature history, the story of Shakuntala is one of the most memorable ones. I feel so lucky that Gunasekhar sir chose me for this character. It is truly my privilege.”
The movie story revolves around the love story of Shakuntala and King Dushyant from Mahabharata, portrayed by Samantha and Dev Mohan. Directed by Gunasekhar, the movie has Sachin Khedekar, Mohan Babu, Kabir Bedi, Prakash Raj, Madhubala, Gauthami, and Aditi Balan in other roles. Allu Arjun’s daughter Allu Arha is making her acting debut with this movie.
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Apart from Samantha, Dev Mohan, Shakuntalam stars Allu Arha, Sachin Khedekar, Kabir Bedi, Dr.M Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Madhubala, Gautami, Aditi Balan, Ananya Nagalla, Jisshu Sengupta and others. The film will hit the theatres on February 17, 2023.