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Eesha Rebba was not happy with remuneration

Recently there was a strong buzz in the film industry that Eesha Rebba, who was  seen in Netflix‘s anthology drama, Pitta Kathalu, which also featured Jagapathi Babu, Amala Paul, Ashwin Kakumanu,Lakshmi Manchu, Ashima Narwal, Saanve Megghana, Sanjith Hegde and Shruti Haasan, was  ready to make her mark in Gunasekhar’s mythological drama Shaakuntalam in which Samantha Akkineni would play the titular role. According to  the sources, Eesha Rebba has rejected Samantha’ movie Shaakuntalam.

It is being  heard that Eesha Rebba was not happy with remuneration offered to her and chose not accept the role.Shaakuntalam  is a big budget project, which will be directed by Rudhramadevi fame  Gunasekhar. While the upcoming mythological drama is based on Kalidasa’s epic Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam,  the makers have zeroed in on popular Malayalam star Dev Mohan, who garnered appreciation and accolades for his performance in  Sufiyum Sujatayum, which also featured Jayasurya, Aditi Ro Hydari and Siddiqui in the crucial roles.

The pre-production work  of Shaakuntalam is  underway and efforts are being made to kick-start  the shoot in  summer. Meanwhile, a Himalayas set is being constructed under the supervision of art director Ashok in Hyderabad.  Currently the team is in the hunt of an actor to play the role of Dushyantha.

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