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Sanya Malhotra joins 'Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer' cast 
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Sanya Malhotra joins 'Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer' cast 

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Sep 2019, 10:58 am

New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) Known for taking the road less travelled, actress Sanya Malhotra, who is known for her performance in the movie Badhaai Ho, has always opted for challenging subjects and interesting characters, will now be seen in 'Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer'.

She has worked in movies like 'Dangal', 'Pataakha' and 'Badhaai Ho'.

The new movie will be featuring the powerhouse talent Vidya Balan in the title role.

Interestingly, the makers of the biopic have consciously chosen a special day - Daughter's Day to announce Sanya's name for the film.

Sanya will be essaying the pivotal role of Anupama Banerji, daughter of Shakuntala Devi and she is very excited to be sharing the screen space opposite Vidya Balan for the first time. Sanya recently gave the mahurat clap for the movie that went on floors in London recently.

She was also thrilled to see Vidya in her late mother Shakuntala Devi’s look and got quite emotional.

Sanya Malhotra confirms, "I am very excited to play the iconic Shakuntala Devi’s daughter - Anupama Banerji. Everyone knows the achievements of the maths 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 Productions and Vikram Malhotra."

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."

While Sanya is currently prepping up for her role, she is expected to join the cast during the London schedule by the end of this month.

'Shakuntala Devi' is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra.