The news of Kabir Bedi joining the star-studded cast of Shaakuntalam has caused a stir among fans of the veteran actor. Bedi’s formidable presence and acting prowess have made him a popular figure in the Indian film industry. His addition to the cast has certainly raised the bar of expectations for the film.
The team’s social media post gave a glimpse into Bedi’s character, Sage Kashyapa, who is an important figure in the story of Shakuntala and Dushyant. As one of the Saptarishis of the Rig Veda, Kashyapa has a significant role in Hindu mythology. The post also sheds light on the origin of the name Kashmir, which is derived from Kashyapa’s name.
Director Gunasekhar, who has previously delivered hit films like Rudhramadevi and Okkadu, has taken on the task of retelling the classic tale of Shakuntala and Dushyant. The movie is based on Kalidasa’s popular play, Abhignyana Shakuntalam. The lead roles of Shakuntala and Dushyant are being played by Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Dev Mohan, respectively. The supporting cast, including Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan and Ananya Nagalla, is equally impressive.
As the release date of Shaakuntalam draws near, the excitement around the movie is reaching a fever pitch. The stunning visuals, grand sets and impressive cast have all contributed to the hype. With Kabir Bedi’s look as Sage Kashyapa revealed, fans are eagerly waiting to see his portrayal of the ancient sage on the big screen.
Overall, Shaakuntalam promises to be a grand cinematic experience that will transport the audience to a bygone era. The movie has all the makings of a blockbuster hit and has already garnered a lot of attention before its release. Fans of the cast and crew are eagerly waiting for April 14, 2023, when Shaakuntalam will hit theaters across the country.