Shruti Haasan’s upcoming movie Sanghamithra might become one of the most talked about movies of coming days. The first look poster of this movie that also stars Jayam Ravi and Arya was released on Thursday at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. In the poster, Shruti Haasan can be seen riding a horse with a sword in her hand. To be directed by Sundar C, the film will feature Shruti in the role of a fierce warrior.

To prepare for her role, Shruti has been training in sword fighting in London over the last few weeks. “I was so glad to have this opportunity to learn a new physical art form. After having martial arts as part of my life early on, sword fighting was a whole new experience which was physically and mentally engaging and exhilarating,” Shruti had said in a statement.

Tipped to be made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on a budget of Rs 150 crore, Sanghamithra will be based in the 8th century AD. The project will be bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Studios and it will have music by double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman.

Rahman is currently with the team of Sanghamithra at the festival, marking his Cannes debut. The 70th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival kicked-off on Wednesday.

Check the poster here:

It will really be interesting to see Shruti Haasan play the role of a warrior princess. Off late, many Bollywood actresses have played the role of brave princesses. It goes without saying that Shruti Haasan will be compared to Anushka Shetty. The latter did an amazing job as Devasena in Baahubali: The Conclusion. Now, that the benchmark of historical movies has been set high by SS Rajamouli, let us wait to see how well does Sanghamithra perform.

As soon as the first look of Sanghamithra was released, Twitter went abuzz with reactions. Here are the reactions:

(With IANS Inputs)