Sanya Malhotra is one of the most versatile actresses in the industry. Her debut film Dangal proved to be a massive hit for her and she went on to do films like Pataakha and Badhaai Ho. Now, after an amazing performance in Badhaai Ho, Sanya Malhotra has been roped in to play the role of Shakuntala Devi‘s daughter in the biopic starring Vidya Balan.


Yes, you read that right! Sanya will be essaying the role of Anupama Banerji in the film. The 27-year-old actress shared her excitement over sharing screen space with Vidya. She 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.”

Shakuntala Devi: Sanya Malhotra Roped In To Play Vidya Balan's Daughter
Shakuntala Devi: Sanya Malhotra Roped In To Play Vidya Balan’s Daughter


Director Anu Menon revealed that he couldn’t find a better person than Sanya tp play the role. Shedding some light on Sanya’s role, he said that she will be able to capture the love of a daughter for her indefinable and doting mother. Stating that Sanya intuitively appreciated the character and her journey, Anu feels that the audience will fall in love with both Sanya and Vidya Balan’s character.

Talking about Shakuntala Devi, it is the story of Shakuntala Devi, who earned a place in the Guinness World Book of Records’ 1982 edition for her achievements. She was famous for her arithmetic skills and had travelled the world with her father, demonstrating her talent.

Jisshu Sengupta plays Balan’s on-screen husband Paritosh Banerji. Avinash Tiwary essays the role of Ajay Abhay Kumar in the film. The film is slated for a Summer 2020 release.

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