Sanya Malhotra is one actress who has always opted for challenging subjects and interesting characters. The actress debuted with the blockbuster film Dangal as a wrestler. Post that she featured in full on entertainerts Pataakha and Badhaai Ho. She is now all set for her next – Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer.
Sanya Malhotra has been signed for this biopic which features the talented Vidya Balan in the titular role. The makers of Shakuntala Devi chose Daughter’s Day (September 22) to announce Sanya’s character in the film.
Sanya will be essaying the pivotal role of Anupama Banerji – Shakuntala Devi’s daughter. She is very excited to be sharing the screen space opposite Vidya Balan for the first time.
Sanya Malhotra confirms,
“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 Prodctions and Vikram Malhotra.”
Anupama recently gave the mahurat clap for the movie that went on floors in London recently.
Director Anu Menon says,
“When I met my namesake Anupama Banerji, Shakuntala’s daughter, I went to find the story of a maths whiz – but through spending time with Anupama, I found the story of a woman who was not just a computer but human too! And I can’t think of a better person than Sanya who can capture the love of 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.”
Sanya Malhotra is currently prepping up for her role. She will join the cast during the London schedule by the end of this month.
Shakuntala Devi is a production by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra.