Samantha will act in the first-period film ‘Shakuntalam’. Shooting for the film, which will be directed by Gunasekhar, is set to begin next month. Gunasekhar will direct the film based on the love story of Dushyanthudu-Shakuntala. Samantha appears in the role of Shakuntala. The film will be produced by Neelima Guna under the banner of Guna Team Works. The film will start regular shooting on March 20 in Hyderabad. Huge sets are being produced for this movie. A Malayalam actor will be seen in the role of Dushyanth in this movie which will be screened as Pan India. Manisharma is the music director of the film.