Star heroine Samantha Ruth Prabhu is busy with the promotions of her upcoming film 'Shaakunthalam' which is releasing on 14th April. She is working on other projects like 'Citadel' Indian version, 'Khushi' and a few as well. As we know, Samantha gained immense popularity across the nation after her steamy special song 'Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava' from 'Pushpa'. Her glamour feast paired with DSP's addictive tune made the song super popular not just in India but other countries as well.
Along with the craze, she received a lot of hate too as it was her first silver screen appearance after her divorce with Naga Chaitanya. She was criticized heavily for picking up such a song. More than a year later, Samantha decided to respond on it. She said, "I didn't do anything wrong. I just gave 100% for my marriage and somehow it didn't work out. I haven't committed any crime to sit at home or I will beat myself up to feel guilty about what has happened. I've never done an item song and loved the lyrics, so I've done it though everyone said not to do it."
Coming back to 'Shaakunthalam', this mythological drama raised decent expectations with its trailer. Music is composed by Mani Sharma while 'Shaakuntalam' is written and directed by Gunasekhar. Neelima Guna produced this film while Shekar V Joseph is the cinematographer. Prawin Pudi is the editor while Sai Madhav Burra penned the dialogues. Presented by Dil Raju, Dev Mohan will be seen as Dushyanta. Ananya Nagalla, Aditi Balan, Mohan Babu, Prakash Rah, Gautam, Kabir Bedi, Kabir Singh Duhan and others played key roles.