“Shaakuntalam,” directed by Gunasekhar and starring Samantha, was postponed twice. The makers recently set February 17 as the release date and have begun promoting accordingly. Two songs and a trailer have been released.
Samantha is also preparing to give video interviews and face the media. However, the film’s presenter, Dil Raju, has reportedly decided to pull it from release in February. T
he latest word is that the film will be postponed to summer.
The mythological drama is being marketed as a pan-Indian production. Samantha is well-known throughout India, and the business needs to be capitalised on. However, it has yet to gain hype.