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Dev Mohan thanks Samantha Akkineni and Shaakuntalam team after wrapping up its shoot in Hyderabad

The movie, which has him playing the role of Dusyant, marks the Malayalam actor’s Telugu debut

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Aug 24, 2021
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Dev Mohan along with the team of Shaakuntalam

Mollywood actor Dev Mohan shared a long and heartfelt note after wrapping up the shoot of his Telugu period drama Shaakuntalam today. The Sufiyum Sujatayum actor thanked the film’s director Gunashekhar, its lead actress Samantha Akkineni and others in his social media post. 

Beginning the post by sharing his gratitude for the movie’s director, Dev thanked him for “envisaging the wonders of Hastinpur” and guiding him in the project, which he considers a learning experience. The actor also had words of praise for Samantha who plays the titular character in the project. A big thanks “to our special girl @samantharuthprabhuoffl, who made the shoot a wonderful experience, for all her support,” he wrote. 

Last week, Samantha had concluded her shoot for the movie and had thanked the cast and crew, especially Gunashekhar for creating “a world that has exceeded all my expectations”, she wrote. 

The upcoming movie marks Dev’s first Telugu film and second project after Sufiyum Sujatayum, which was the first direct-to-OTT release in Malayalam. Dev, who left Hyderabad today, will be joining the sets of Leo Thaddeus’ Panthrand in Kochi next. 

In the Mollywood film, he plays an oud player. On his character, Leo had earlier told us, “It’s a movie that has gangsters, but it’s not a typical gangster film. It’s more of a musical-thriller. The film is set against a coastal backdrop and revolves around the goons there. What happens when an oud player comes into their lives forms the crux of the story. We needed someone who looked graceful and Dev fit the bill. Once, the audience watches the movie, they would also pick the undertones that we have weaved into the script and his looks sort of contribute to that.”

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