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Tuesday, January 31, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Samantha is known as a perfectionist in the Kollywood film industry. She left no stone unturned to make Shaakunthalam a perfect period drama. Recently we heard from a source that Sam did 3 months of intense training to ace the gestures for the role.

"Samantha has done 3 months of intense training to ace the classical gestures, graceful gait, and the character nature of Shaakuntalam. She's trained under renowned performing arts expert Aruna Bikshu and also did workshops with her. Samantha also gave her own spin to make it more relevant to millennials while maintaining mythology standards," reveals a source close to the development."

In the peak Covid situation, Samantha stood as a pillar during the filming of Shaakuntalam. Known for being a perfectionist, she even shot during peak second wave of covid, so that filming is not delayed and the shoots in those massive sets are not stalled," adds the source.

Shaakuntalam is a cinematic adaptation of the popular Indian play Shakuntala by Kalidasa, the famous love story of Dushyanta, and Shakuntala. While Samantha will essay the titular role, Dev Mohan will be seen as Dushyanta, the king of Puru Dynasty. Mohan Babu, Sachin Khedekar, Gautami, Aditi Balan, Ananya Nagalla, and Varshini Sounderajan will also perform prominent roles in the forthcoming drama, along with others.

Shaakuntalam is slated to be released on 17th February this year. While the film was initially scheduled to release on 4th November 2022, it got postponed as the makers wanted to make the movie bigger and release it in 3D.

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