Top actress Samantha addressed the media after a long gap since she was diagnosed with Myositis, a rare disorder that leads to inflammation and soreness of muscles. She attended the trailer launch event of her film “Shakuntalam” here today, directed by Gunashekar and produced by his daughter Neelima Guna.
Samantha broke into tears after listening to Gunashekar’s speech and said that she came to the event out of respect for Gunashekar even though her health wasn’t cooperative for which she had to gain all her strength. Gunashekar, one of the ace directors of TFI said that the story has three leads, Dev Mohan, ‘Dil’ Raju behind the screen and Samantha the lead. He also said that his daughter Neelima returned from the US to become a producer and wanted to cast Samantha as Shakuntala as no one else would justify the character as her.
After listening to this, Samantha got emotional and said, “ I have been waiting for this moment for many days. Even though I didn’t have the strength, I gained it all just to show my respect to Gunashekar and to witness all the love you all shall shower upon him. He puts life into films and I feel fortunate to be a part of this movie. I hope you all love the film”. Gunashekar also thanked ‘Dil’ Raju dearly for producing this film with great enthusiasm.