Sanya Malhotra Joins Vidya Balan as Her Daughter in Shakuntala Devi's Biopic
Sanya Malhotra will be seen sharing screen space with Vidya Balan as she plays Shakuntala Devi's daughter in the biopic
One of Bollywood's youngest stars, Sanya Malhotra seems to have made it big in a very short amount of time. Starting her career with 2016's Dangal, opposite Aamir Khan, the actress has had two successful films out of the four she has worked in so far - the other one being Badhaai Ho alongside Ayushmann Khuranna. Her other films, Pataakha and Photograph didn't fare too well at the box office, but Sanya never felt dishearted. In fact, she is currently gearing up for her next role. Starring opposite superstar Vidya Balan, Sanya will be next seen in Shakuntala Devi's biopic as the math genius' daughter.
The announcement came in honour of Daughter's Day which is celebrate across the world on September 22. It revealed that Sanya would play the role of Anupama Banerji in the Shakuntala Devi biopic, wherein Vidya plays the mathematician. Speaking of being part of the film, Sanya shared, "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 on screen 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."
The biopic's director, Anu Menon is also very excited to work with Sanya. "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.” Sanya will be heading to the film set later this month to commence shooting.