Allu Arha is Prince Bharata in Samantha Akkineni's Shaakuntalam
Arha becomes the fourth generation actor from the Allu family to foray into the Telugu cinema
Actor Allu Arjun's daughter Allu Arha is all set to debut as a child actor in Samantha Akkineni's upcoming film Shaakuntalam. She will be playing Shaakuntala's son Prince Bharata in the mythological drama directed by Gunasekhar Karri.
Sharing the news of Arha's debut, Allu Arjun tweeted, "A proud moment for the Allu family to announce that the fourth generation, Allu Arha will be making her debut with Shakuntalam movie. I want to thank Gunasekhar garu & Neelima garu for giving my daughter this beautiful movie as her debut."
A proud moment for the Allu family to announce that the fourth generation, #AlluArha will be making her debut with #Shakuntalam movie. I want to thank @Gunasekhar1 garu & @neelima_guna garu for giving my daughter this beautiful movie as her debut . pic.twitter.com/iPfXQaqJCk
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) July 15, 2021
Responding to Allu Arjun's tweet, producer Neelima Guna wrote,
Thank you @alluarjun Garu for giving us this privilege, I’m so proud to introduce ALLU ARHA as Prince Bharata in @Gunasekhar1 ‘s #Shaakuntalam @Samanthaprabhu2 @ActorDevMohan @GunaaTeamworks @DilRajuProdctns https://t.co/LFe11ofu32
— Neelima Guna (@neelima_guna) July 15, 2021
Set in Himalayas, Shaakuntalam is based on Kalidasa's epic Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam. The film also has Dev Mohan as King Dushyanta, Mohan Babu as Durvasa Maharishi and Tamil actor Aditi Balan in a supporting role. The Mani Sharma musical is slated to release on a pan-India scale in 2022.