Director Gunasekhar is a very experienced director who has screened historical and mythological films with great settings. He is currently shooting for ‘Shakuntalam’ starring Tollywood star heroine Akkineni Samantha in the lead role. Dev Mohan plays the villain. Recently, however, director Gunasekhar Shakuntalam shared his delights. Director Gunasekhar said that he never thought of Samantha in the role of Shakuntalam and that his daughter Neelima had suggested that Samantha would be better if she was thinking about other actors. He later said that he had gained confidence as soon as he went and met Samantha, and that their decision seemed 100% correct if they were shooting now. The supportive contributions that Samantha provides are unforgettable. Because of her, we were able to complete half of the filming, ‘said director Gunasekhar.