Amit Sadh joins cast of Vidya Balan’s ‘Shakuntala Devi’ biopic


Amit Sadh has joined the cast of ‘Shakuntala Devi’, a film based on the “human computer”, starring Vidya Balan.

The film also boasts of Sanya Malhotra, who essays the role of Devi’s daughter, Anupama. Meanwhile, Sadh will play the husband of Anupama and the son-in-law of Devi.

Confirming his role in the film, Sadh was cited in Times of India saying, “When I read the script I got to know so much more about the life of the incredible Shakuntala Devi. I’m very excited to join a cast featuring a powerhouse talent like Vidya Balan and the amazing Sanya Malhotra. I look forward to bring Ajay’s character alive on the big screen.”

The actor also expressed his excitement about working with director Anu Menon, “I’ve been working with Anu for the last couple of weeks. I respect her craft and precision. Her way of directing and storytelling has enhanced my performance each day. She has helped me understand Ajay’s character and narrative in context to the overall story in a very engaging manner.”

Meanwhile, Menon added, “Amit has such a credible and charismatic presence in the film that his character forms the perfect foil to the two women, Shakuntala and Anu. As an actor, he compliments the craft that Vidya and Sanya bring to the film. Working with him has been sheer joy, he gives in 1000% of himself and his passion is palpable and satisfying for a director.”

‘Shakuntala Devi’ releases in summer 2020.

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