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Amit Sadh joins Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra in Shakuntala Devi biopic

He will play Malhotra's husband and Vidya's son-in-law.

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Amit Sadh has joined the cast of the upcoming Vidya Balan-starrer Shakuntala Devi: The Human Computer (2020). Directed by Anu Menon, the film is a biopic on the life of the mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi, who was known as the human computer. 

The film also stars Sanya Malhotra who plays Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama. Sadh will be playing her son-in-law, Ajay. 

Sharing his excitement, Sadh said in an official statement, "When I read the script I got to know so much more about the life of the incredible Shakuntala Devi. I am 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 has already started working on the film and has gained respect for Menon’s work. “I have 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,” added Sadh. 

Menon is all praise for the actor already. “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 totally 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,” she said. 

Shakuntala Devi is currently being shot in Mumbai. Produced by Sony Pictures and Vikram Malhotra, the film will release in the summer of 2020.