The shoot of Shakuntala Devi biopic is going on in full swing. After Dangal actress Sanya Malhotra was roped in for the movie to play the daughter of the genius mathematician, Kai Po Che actor Amit Sadh has joined the cast. He will be essaying the role of Shakuntala Devi’s son-in-law and Anupama Banerji’s husband.
Sanya Malhotra essays the role of her daughter in the feature, directed by Anu Menon.
"When I read the script I got to know so much more about the life of the incredible Shakuntala Devi. I'm very excited to join a cast featuring a powerhouse talent like Vidya Balan and the amazing Sanya Malhotra. I look forward to bring Ajay's character alive on the big screen," Sadh said in a statement.
“Was never great at maths , this is my chance to salvage digits with #shakuntaladevi” said the actor while sharing the news on Twitter.
Thankyou sir ... was never great at maths , this is my chance to salvage digits with #shakuntaladevi @vidya_balan ( all time favorite) @sanyamalhotra07 (new favourite)@anumenon1805 ( my âÂ¤ï¸Â)
See you all lovelies on the set in a wee bit ! @Abundantia_Ent Thanku for being my GF ! https://t.co/fuPpyFCLMw
— Amit Sadh (@TheAmitSadh) November 8, 2019
>Director Anu Menon said working with Sadh is a sheer joy. "Amit has such a credible and charismatic presence in the film that his character forms the perfect foil to the two women, Shakuntala & Anu. As an actor, he totally compliments the craft that Vidya and Sanya bring to the film. Working with him has been sheer joy, he gives in 1000 per cent of himself and his passion is palpable and satisfying for a director."
Filming for the movie started on September 20. Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama was present at the sets for the first shot. Looks for both Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra is out.
Super excited to play Anupama Banerji in #ShakuntalaDevi ♥ï¸ÂAlready in love with my look in the film ðŸ¤“ @vidya_balan @sonypicsprodns @SnehaRajani @anumenon1805 @vikramix @Abundantia_Ent #AnupmaBanerji pic.twitter.com/JyRdkvMskR— Sanya Malhotra (@sanyamalhotra07) October 4, 2019
She changed the way the world perceived numbers! Celebrating the math genius, #ShakuntalaDevi on #WorldMathematicsDay@sanyamalhotra07 @sonypicsprodns @anumenon1805 @vikramix @SnehaRajani @Abundantia_Ent pic.twitter.com/9PIHEqfNkH— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) October 15, 2019
Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations. Shakuntala's genius was first discovered at the age of 5, when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students.
Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra, the film will hit the theatres in summer 2020