The period drama ‘Shakuntalam,’ directed by Gunasekhar, will star Samantha and Dev Mohan in the key roles.
Allu Arjun, a famous Telugu actor, recently announced on social media that his daughter Allu Arha will make her acting debut in director Gunasekhar’s period drama Shakuntalam, starring Samantha Akkineni as Shakuntala and actor Dev Mohan as Dushyant. Arha will play Prince Bharata in the film, according to the actor’s Instagram post.
Stating that the Allu family is proud to announce the debut of fourth generation Allu Arha’s entry into acting, Allu Arjun wrote, “A proud moment for the Allu family to announce that the fourth generation, #AlluArha, will be making her debut with #Shakuntalam.”
He also extended his gratitude to director Gunasekhar and the latter’s daughter Neelima Guna, who is on board as the producer for Shakuntalam. He conveyed his wishes to the entire cast and crew involved in the project. “I want to thank @gunasekhar1 garu & @neelima_guna garu for giving my daughter this beautiful movie as her debut and . I had an altogether different journey with @samantharuthprabhuoffl and am happy to watch Arha debut with her movie. My best wishes to the entire Cast & Crew of #Shakuntalam,” Allu Arjun’s caption on Instagram read.
Allu Ramalingaiah, the late Tollywood actor, was the first member of the Allu family to work in the industry. Over 1,000 feature films have featured the actor-comedian. His son, Telugu actor Allu Arjun, is also a veteran performer in the Telugu cinema industry. He has worked on a number of films as a producer. Allu Arjun is one of Telugu cinema’s most popular actors.
Actors Samantha and Rakul Preet took to social media to praise child-artist Allu Arha. “She got it right in the very first take.. All her dialogues… going to be a super star.. God bless,” Samantha wrote on Instagram stories on Thursday. Meanwhile, actor Rakul Preet tweeted: “Wow !! This is such a lovely news !! Good luck to arha.. iam sure she will be loved.”
Wow !! This is such a lovely news !! Good luck to arha.. iam sure she will be loved ❤️ https://t.co/RhoP5KRmQB— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) July 16, 2021