Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Shaakuntalam box office loss is Rs 22 crore?

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s recently released film Shaakuntalam did not do well at the box office. A 2023 Telugu-language mythological drama film written and directed by Gunasekhar, is a collaboration between Neelia Guna of Gunaa Teamworks and Sri Venkateshwara Creations, with a budget of Rs 60+ crores. The film’s spectacular visuals and Samantha’s Shakuntalam look were praised by everyone. However, the film opened with a disappointing response and ended up being a flop.

Released on April 14, the film would have made a lifetime deal of just Rs 7 crores at the soundtrack. After which, it was reported that manufacturers will have to suffer huge losses. According to a report in Great, Shaakuntalam producer Dil Raju lost Rs 22 crore due to the film’s box office failure. The report claims that this loss was actually his share of the business. The big-budget film has reportedly been sold to a streaming giant for Rs 35 crore, according to media reports.

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About Shaakuntalam

Based on Kalidasa’s famous Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam, Samantha’s film revolves around the epic love story of Shakuntala, daughter of sage Vishwamitra and Apsara Menaka, who was in love with King Dushyant, played by Dev Mohan.

Shakuntala was abandoned by her parents as a child for some reason and she grew up in sage Kanva’s hermitage. When Shakuntala met King Dushyant, the pair fell in love and married Gandharva. King Dushyant leaves Shakuntala at the ashram and returns to his kingdom, promising to take her back after doing the necessary work. But Dushyant forgets Shakuntala because of the curse of Durvasa Muni, then Shakuntalam tells the story of Shakuntala’s sacrifice and struggle.

Other prominent players include Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan. Speaking of the film, Samantha said, “It’s a love story. And love is like a universe in itself. Our cultural heritage is rich. And the story of this film is inspired by one of our oldest classics. the film has top notch graphics and special effects.”

The film was released in Telugu 2D and 3D formats in addition to its dubbed versions in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam languages.

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