We all know that Vidya Balan will be seen in and as in Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer which is a biopic on mathematician and writer Shakuntala Devi. Today, as the whole world celebrates Daughter’s Day, the makers of the film decided to announce the name of the actress who will be seen playing the role of Vidya’s onscreen daughter. And well, the actress is none other than Sanya Malhotra. She will be seen portraying the role of Anupama Banerji, daughter of Shakuntala Devi.
Sanya has impressed us with her performances in Dangal, Pataakha and Badhaai Ho. It will surely be interesting to see her alongside Vidya in Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer. While talking about joining the cast, Sanya 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. Also, looking forward to my first association with Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra.”
Talking about casting Sanya, director Anu Menon said, “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 a 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.”
By the end of this month, Sanya will join the team of the film in the London schedule.