Sanya Malhotra to play Vidya Balan's on-screen daughter in Shakuntala Devi's biopic
Sanya Malhotra, who is known for choosing content-driven movies like Dangal, Pataakha or Badhaai Ho, has signed 'Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer', which features Vidya Balan in the title role. In the film, she will play Shakuntala Devi's daughter Anupama Banerji.
Confirming the news, Sanya tweeted, "Excitement quotient is max! Time to trace the co-ordinates of Shakuntala Devi's daughter, Anupama Banerji's journey."
Excitement quotient is max! Time to trace the co-ordinates of Shakuntala Devi's daughter, Anupama Banerji's journey. #ShakuntalaDevi #Summer2020 @vidya_balan @anumenon1805 @sonypicsprodns @vikramix @SnehaRajani @Abundantia_Ent pic.twitter.com/W8SkT53Tj5— Sanya Malhotra (@sanyamalhotra07) September 22, 2019
In a statement to the press, the actress 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."
Sanya is currently prepping up for her role and is expected to join the cast during the London schedule by the end of this month.