Sufiyum Sujathayum fame Dev Mohan to star alongside Samantha in Shakuntalam
Model-turned-actor Dev Mohan, who grabbed eyeballs in ‘Sufiyum Sujathayum’, has bagged a biggie next. He has been signed to play the male lead in the upcoming multilingual film, ‘Shakuntalam’. One of South Indian cinema’s most popular heroines, Samantha Akkineni plays the titular role in the film.
‘Shakuntalam’ is directed by Gunasekhar, who has made popular Telugu films like ‘Okkadu’ and ‘Rudhramadevi’. The film is based on Kalidasa’s epic Sanskrit play, Abhijnana Shakuntalam. It explores the love story of King Dushyantha and Shakuntala, the daughter of sage Vishwamitra and apsara Menaka. It is about their love affair, secret marriage, separation and reunion of the immortal love of the couple.
Dev Mohan will be seen playing the role of Dushyantha. The actor has been prepping up for the film for the last few months. He has undergone training in horse riding, sword fighting etc. Apart from that, he is also taking classes in Telugu. In Malayalam, Dev has committed for a film titled ‘Pulli’. Jiju Asokan of ‘Urumbukal Urangarilla’ fame is directing the film.