Amazon Prime Video has finally announced the global premiere of its eagerly awaited Hindi movie Shakuntala Devi, which will release on July 31. Directed by Anu Menon, the biographical drama stars National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan in the lead role. She will be essaying the role of the globally renowned Indian mathematics genius, Shakuntala Devi, who was popularly known as a ‘human computer’.
The film stars Sanya Malhotra as well, who will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter with whom the genius enjoyed a complicated, but extraordinary relationship. On playing Vidya Balan’s daughter, Sanya, in a recent interaction, said, “My character in Shakuntala Devi is based on a real person, her daughter Anupama Baner-jee. I believe that 70 percent of our job is done by the make-up and hair department. With the look in place, I got into her shoes easily. The director too helped me a lot to understand my character.” The film also stars Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh.