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'Shaakuntalam' will be a Disney-like experience, says Samantha

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Shaakuntalam will be a Disney-like experience, says Samantha

'Shaakuntalam' will hit the screens on April 14. Samantha Ruth Prabhu is busy promoting the movie.

"I was doing gritty and real roles like in 'The Family Man 2' (Amazon Prime Video). Right from my childhood, I have always loved the Disney kind of genre. If I am happy, I watch Disney films. If I am sad, I watch them. Playing a Princess in a film like 'Shaakuntalam' was special, given that she is a symbol of perfection. It was intimidating initially to play such a role. But I have been taking challenges for the past few years," she said in Mumbai on Thursday.

Shaakuntalam will be a Disney-like experience, says Samantha

As far as Sam is concerned, this is not a simple story. "There is love, there is betrayal, there is redemption... It was a complex character that was written many centuries ago," she says, adding that the audience should be prepared to be Disneyfied."

Calling director Gunasekhar a feminist, Sam says that he writes female-oriented movies. Sam is confident that Allu Arha's debut will be roaring. She is also confident that Arha will chart her own career path.

Shaakuntalam will be a Disney-like experience, says Samantha

How has life changed after she became a pan-India star? Samantha started in a lighter vein by saying that somebody must tell her pets that she is a pan-Indian star. "Because I still clean their poop," she laughed.

Sam is enjoying playing challenging roles in shows like 'Citadel' (to be released on Amazon Prime Video) and films like 'Shaakuntalam'. "It is good to play roles where you get to do action and not to be a woman on screen who gets saved by the hero all the time. It is absolutely great. It's a new phase for me. I am absolutely enjoying this phase," the 'Majili' diva says.

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