The director of the upcoming movie Shaakuntalam, Gunasekhar, revealed that Samantha Ruth Prabhu was his only choice for the lead role in the historical drama. He had Samantha in mind while writing the script and believes that she is the perfect fit for the character. The movie follows the emotional journey of a woman who falls in love and faces challenges. Samantha said that she has faced extraordinary circumstances in her own life, which helped her portray the character’s strength. Shaakuntalam will be released on April 14 in five languages including Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil. The movie stars Dev Mohan, Mohan Babu, Madhoo, Allu Arha, and Aditi Balan among others. Gunasekhar’s daughter produced the movie, and Dil Raju joined hands with Gunaa Teamworks to distribute it.