On the occasion of International Daughters’ Day, i.e., today, the makers of Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer disclosed that Dangal fame Sanya Malhotra will be essaying the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter, Anupama Banerji, in her upcoming biopic that sees Vidya Balan in the titular role. Taking to her Instagram account, Sanya, along with an introduction teaser, shared her excitement on the same. “Excitement is multiplying each day! Time to dig into the 'root' of the mathematical genius, #ShakuntalaDevi. #FilmingBegins” wrote the actress. Check it out:

Only recently, the makers of Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer had unveiled Vidya Balan’s first look from the film. In the poster, the actress was decked up in a red saree and a short hairdo, as she stood with a wide smile. Well, Vidya’s first look sure raised a lot of excitement among fans and now, with a talented actress like Sanya Malhotra coming onboard, it has only gotten double. Here, take a look at Vidya Balan’s look from the film.


Sanya Malhotra, in her official statement, said, "I am very excited to play the iconic Shakuntala Devi’s daughter - Anupama Banerji. Everyone knows the achievements of the math genius Shakuntala Devi. I’m thrilled to bring onscreen this dynamic mother-daughter relationship and equally thrilled to work with Vidya Balan. Also looking forward to my first association with Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra."

Director of the film, Anu Menon, stated, “I can’t think of a better person than Sanya who can capture the love of a daughter for her indefinable mother! Sanya instinctively understood the character and her journey - and I can’t wait to start shooting with her. I think the audience will fall in love with both Sanya's and Vidya’s characters."

Shakuntala Devi is slated to hit the big screens in the summer of 2020.

Images Source: Instagram/balanvidya, sanyamalhotra_
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