Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Shaakuntalam Wins ‘Best Indian Film’ At Cannes 2023 After Big Box Office Loss, Actor Reacts

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‘Shaakauntalam’ was released on April 14 and was written and directed by Gunasekhar, with Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Dev Mohan in the lead.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is one of the most adored and powerful actresses in the Tollywood film fraternity. The actress is known for her variety of acting, where last year she was seen in action with ‘Yashoda’, and this year she started her journey as a soft girl in ‘Shaakuntalam’.

Recently, her latest film ‘Shaakuntalam’ was awarded at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival with the ‘Best Indian Film’ award, where the actress humbly shared the Cannes post and added a prayer sign emoticon expressing her gratitude.

‘Shaakuntalam’ did very poorly at the box office where the producer of the film Dil Raju had to face a huge loss. However, after its disastrous effect on the box office, the film also garnered accolades at the New York International Awards for its riveting movie experience which earned the film worldwide recognition.

After the win, the talented actress expressed her gratitude to the jury, taking to social media where she wrote, “#Shaakuntalam won awards at the highly acclaimed New York International Film Awards, thanks to the jury!”

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‘Shaakuntalam’ was released on April 14 and was directed and written by Gunasekhar. The film is a mythological drama based on the folklore of Kalidasa ‘Abhigyan Shakuntalam’ and has been released in five languages ​​ie Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. The film also starred Dev Mohan in the lead role.

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In early March, Samantha Ruth Prabhu revealed that she initially turned down the film, but later accepted it to face the fears that plagued her for the past three years.

According to a News18 report, he said: “The offer came to me at a time when I had just finished filming The Family Man 2. I had just played Raji, a character so different from Shakuntala in so many ways. Shakuntala is a symbol of purity. , innocence, grace and dignity. Raji, on the other hand, was all about being brave and real. I wasn’t sure I could transform into Shakuntala at the time.”

Samantha also mentioned, “Over the past 3 years, I have lived in a lot of fear. Shakuntala faced many difficulties, but she faced them all with dignity and grace. When I found out, I accepted the offer to confront my fears. How I faced my fear in the last few years three years describes my evolution as an actor”.

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Speaking of her work front, the actress will next be seen in Shiva Nirvana’s ‘Kushi’ with Vijay Deverakonda, marking her second collaboration with the star after ‘Mahanati’. The film will be released in September 2023.

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It also has Raj and DK’s ‘Citadel’ with Varun Dhawan which is the Indian adaptation of the American series of the same name starring Priyanka Chopra and Richard Maddens.

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