Shruti Haasan, the warrior princess

Aspiring Baahubali Launched At Cannes

Shruti Haasan, along with A R Rahman and team, was spotted on the red carpet of Cannes'17 unveiling the first look poster of their upcoming movie Sanghamitra. Tamil actors Jayam Ravi and Arya are playing the leading men in this film that is being made on Rs 400 crore budget.

The poster features the 31-year-old actress looking majestic and valorous, riding a horse with a sword in her hand. The first look poster of "Sanghamitra" was launched here on Thursday at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

Sangamithra is a tale which goes back to 8th century AD, telling the trials and tribulations of the protagonist Sangamithra, whose beauty is unparalleled, and her journey to save her kingdom. For the Shruti has also been training really hard in physical combat, and sword fighting to prepare for the warrior role. It is expected to give tough competition to SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2.

Sweden drops case, but WikiLeaks' Assange not in the clear
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Rahman is now with the team of Sanghamithra at the festival, marking his Cannes debut.

The project will be bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Studios and it will have music by double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman. Currently, the main cast and crew of the film are in Cannes for the global film festival.

The 70th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival kicked-off on Wednesday. As indicated by reports, the film is said to rotate around Shruti Haasan, who plays the main character in the film.

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