Shaakuntalam on OTT: The digital release will get solid response, says Dil Raju
Last Updated: 12.35 PM, May 08, 2023
Samantha pinned a lot of hopes on Shaakuntalam as it was backed by the likes of Gunasekhar and Dil Raju. But sadly, the film flopped at the box office and Samantha was trolled for choosing such a bad film. But not many know that Sam was paid a bomb to play the lead role in the film which also had Dev Mohan as the main lead.
Well, the OTT release of the film is nearing soon and Amazon Prime has grabbed the digital rights of Shaakuntalam for a fancy price. As per the update, Shaakuntalam will be out on the 12th of May. A few days back, there was news that Dil Raju made a pact with Prime Video for the early release of Shaakuntalam. That is the reason, the date of 12th mMay came out in the first place.
As a lot of people did not watch the film on the big screen, there is a lot of buzz for the OTT release. Gunasekhar has directed this period drama on a budget of whopping 60 crores. Dil Raju joined the film as a co-producer and he lost close to 20 crores from his pocket. Speaking in an interview, he said " I am confident that Shaakuntalam will have a solid outing on OTT and will get millions of views".
Shaakuntalam was panned for the cheesy VFX and silly narration by Gunasekhar. The film was also released in 3D expanding the budget even more. Samantha won decent applause for her performance but the rest of the aspects were not up to the mark. Gunasekhar is yet to announce his next project and we need to see what he is going to do next.