New Delhi / Team Digital. You must have heard about the love story of Shakuntala and Dushyant. Many serials have also been made on his story on TV. But now you will be able to see this story on the big screen as well. Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Dev Mohan’s film ‘Shakuntalam’ remains a topic of discussion these days. Today the trailer of the film has been released. Samantha played the role of Shankutla in this film.
Samantha’s next film ‘Shakunthalam’
Prakash Raj, Madhubala, Gautami, Allu Arha, Sachin Khedekar, Kabir Bedi, Dr. Mohan Babu, Aditi Balan and Ananya Nagalla etc. have played important characters in ‘Shakuntalam’. Mahakavi Kalidas’s play Abhijnana Shakuntalam also became quite popular which is based on the story of Shakuntala and Dushyant. According to old beliefs, it is said that the daughter of sage Vishwamitra and Apsara Menaka was named Shakuntala. Whom Menka went to heaven as soon as she gave birth. Whereas sage Kanva nurtures Shakuntala on earth.
Shakuntala-Dushyant’s love story
This love story begins when King Dushyant goes hunting in the forest one day and his eyes fall on Shakuntala. Dushyant falls in love with Shakuntala and proposes marriage to her. On this Shakuntala also agrees to the king’s proposal and both get married. However, when all this happens, sage Kanva is not present in the ashram, so Shakuntala does not accompany Dushyant to the palace. After this Dushyant promises that he will take him from the ashram as soon as the sage arrives. Shakuntala becomes pregnant and keeps thinking about Dushyant day and night.
Shakuntala and Dushyant get separated due to the curse of sage Durvasa.
Once sage Durvasa reaches Kanva’s cottage. At that time Shakuntala was lost in the thoughts of her husband Dushyant. Shakuntala does not listen to Durvasa Rishi’s voice even after calling him several times. Sage Durvasa gets angry on this and curses Shakuntala. Sage Durvasa curses Shakuntala that the person in whose thoughts you ignored my voice will forget you.
This is what happens going ahead and when Shakuntala goes to Dushyant in a pregnant condition, he refuses to recognize her. After this Shakuntala starts living in a hut in the jungle and gives birth to a beautiful son. On the other hand, when Raja finds Shakuntala’s ring, he remembers everything and sets out to find Shakuntala. One day the king sees a bright boy counting the teeth of a lion in the forest, seeing which he is amazed. Meanwhile, Shakuntala comes there and tells the king that he is her son.