Shaakuntalam: Samantha introduces Malayalam actor Dev Mohan as Dushyant
Malayalam actor Dev Mohan confirmed opposite Samantha Akkineni Gunasekhar’s Shaakuntalam.
South actress Samantha Akkineni will soon be seen playing the role of Shakuntala in her next. Ever since the makers shared the motion poster of the movie fans are curious to know more. As per a recent update Shakuntala has finally found her Dushyant. Malayalam actor Dev Mohan has been confirmed to play King Dushyant in Gunashekhar’s film.
“Here’s introducing our Prince Charming… DUSHYANT @ActorDevMohan,” tweeted Samantha with a video. But it’s just the name not the person.
Check out the motion poster here:
Malayalam actor Dev Mohan is a model turned actor. He recently made an impressive debut with ‘Sufiyum Sujatayum’ which released on OTT in 2020.
Strangely director Gunasekhar has gone for a fresh face instead of a star hero for this role. The filmmaker says the team wanted to find a new guy to keep a surprise element around this role.
“We wanted to live up to the expectations of our viewers. We’re happy to cast the right person, especially after a look trial and screen test, and we’re convinced that it’s been proven,” states the Okkadu director.
Based on Kalidasa’s eponymous work, Shaakuntalam will explore the love story of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, daughter of Sage Vishwamitra and the heavenly Apsara, Menaka. Bankrolled by Neelima Guna under Gunaa Teamworks, the shooting of Shaakuntalam will reportedly kick-off from March 20 in Hyderabad
On the work front, Sam has the Tamil film ‘Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal’ in the making and the second season of Family Man ready for release.