The trailer for the film Shaakuntalam, starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Dev Mohan, has finally been released by the producers in New Delhi. Allu Arha, the daughter of Allu Arjun, is also featured prominently in the trailer. Helmed by Gunasekhar, the trailer opens with birds carrying a baby, while in the background, we can hear a voiceover introducing the abandoned baby girl as Shakuntala (Samantha), born to Menaka and Vishwamithra. In the trailer, they reveal that Shakuntala is born with a purpose. In the next scene, the trailer introduces king Dushyant (Dev Mohan), who falls in love with Shakuntala when he sees her in the forest for the first time.
The rest of the trailer offers a glimpse of Shakuntala’s hardship after the curse of Rishi Durvasa, which made king Dushyant forget his love for Shakuntala. The filmmakers revealed Allu Arjun’s daughter Allu Arha as Shakuntala and Dushyant’s son Bharat toward the end of the trailer. In the scene, little Bharat is riding on a lion’s back.
On February 17, 2023, Shaakuntalam will be released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. The movie was originally slated for release on November 4 of last year, but the producers delayed it after deciding to make it 3D.