“Amidst this global pandemic, despite ‘Hiranyakshyap‘ pre-production work completed, the massive scale shoot will take off later than anticipated and in the meantime I’ve embarked on another film,” he wrote.
Gunasekhar then went on to release the poster of his next film Shaakuntalam, a mythical love story. The poster showcased the illustration of a woman sitting on a rock by the water. He said,”Presenting to you a whimsical ‘Tale of Love’ from the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata..”
Hiranyakashyap was announced nearly three years ago and was bankrolled by Rana’s father Suresh Babu.
The actor, in an interview with Mid-Day last year, had said that the film would begin shoot mid-2020. He had also given some insight into the film’s shooting and the pre-production work.
Rana mentioned that they were building virtual reality sets and visuals were being made like those seen in video games. The film’s crew had collaborated with a 3D scanning company,whose specialty is medical technology. He said that this was probably the first time it was happening in India. Rana had also added that the film would go on floors in eight months.
The lockdown caused due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which had brought the industry to a standstill, has also stalled the shoot of the film.
Virata Parvam would mark Das’s return to the Telugu film industry. She was last seen in Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai and Manto.