Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Shaakuntalam Postponed Due To Blockbuster Success Of Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan

Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s highly anticipated historical drama film Shaakuntalam, which was slated for a theatrical release in February, has reportedly been postponed. The film, which also stars Dev Mohan in the lead, has reportedly been pushed by a month.

According to reports, the makers of Shaakuntalam do not want their pan-India film to be affected by the mega success of Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which is showing no signs of slowing down. The film will now reportedly hit the theaters in March 2023.

A report in India Today revealed that sources close to the team of Shaakuntalam have also confirmed that they are now looking for a later release date. “Sources close to the team confirmed the same and added that the team faced trouble with Shaakuntalam’s Hindi release, which is why they decided to postpone the film’s release.”The report further added, “Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which released on January 25, is running successfully in the North belt. Hence, Shaakuntalam didn’t get the desired screen count.”

Shaakuntalam is based on Kalidasa’s acclaimed Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam and revolves around the epic love story of Shakuntala and King Dushyant. The film will have a pan-India release in languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada.