The film is based on the life of the mathematics genius, or human-computer, Shakuntala Devi. She known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations.
Sanya Malhotra is all set to play Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama. There’s now an exciting addition to the cast. Amit Sadh has joined the team of Shakuntala Devi. Sadh will play the role of Shakuntala Devi’s son-in-law in the film. Amit has played key roles in films like Kai Po Che, Sultan and Gold. He has become a household name with the successful digital series Breathe.
Speaking about the film, Amit says,
“When I read the script came to know 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 talk about his collaboration with director Anu Menon. He says,
“ I respect Anu’s craft and precision. Her way of directing and story telling has enhanced my performance each day. She has helped me understand Ajay’s character.”
“Amit has such a credible and charismatic presence in the film. 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% of himself.”
Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra are the producers and directed by Anu Menon. Shakuntala Devi will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.