Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Pan Indian film Shaakuntalam is facing problems at continuous phases. At first, the film was supposed to be released on February 17th, but it got postponed to April 14th. Everyone thought it was an excellent date but looks like the problems are not going to leave the film soon.
The film was originally planned on a budget between 40 – 50 Crores but with the delay in the shooting and Computer Graphics works, along with some other production expenses, the budget of the film is now said to be over 75 Crores and the business is not happening at the same range.
Somehow the film is failing to create the buzz with its posters, teaser, and trailer also have affected negatively on the film’s hype. In other languages, there is hardly any craze and the theatrical offers are almost nil. In Telugu, Shaakuntalam has a better craze, but the offers are in a very moderate range.
Most likely, the worldwide business of the Telugu version will be close to 20 Crores and from the non theatricals they may not fetch at the range of 50 Crores or more than that. So, the movie is now facing financial hurdles, and the team needs to create a massive buzz with the right promotional content in the coming days.
Gunasekhar directed Samantha’s Shaakuntalam. Dev Mohan plays King Dushyant’s role in this flick while Allu Arjun’s daughter Allu Arha plays Prince Bharata. The film is based on the famous play Shaakuntalam. Neelima Guna produced this film under Gunaa Team Works. Aditi Balan, Prakash Raj, Gauthami, Madhoo, Sachin Khedekar, and Ananya Nagalla will be seen in crucial roles. Mani Sharma is composing the tunes for this film.