Director reveals why Samantha Ruth Prabhu was the ONLY choice for 'Shaakuntalam' lead role

Samantha Ruth Prabhu consistently tops Ormax's 'Stars India Loves' list for months in a row.

Her performance in 'Shaakuntalam' has won the admiration and respect of director Gunasekhar.

Gunasekhar kept Samantha in mind while penning the script for the historical drama.

Samantha was chosen for the role because she can relate to millennial audiences.

The filmmaker believes Samantha fits the role perfectly and could not be portrayed better by anyone else.

'Shaakuntalam' is an emotional journey of a woman who falls in love and faces challenges.

Samantha shows the character's emotions with dignity and grace.

Samantha Prabhu is a popular and highly sought-after actress in India.