Sanya Malhotra began shooting for Shakuntala Devi in London and has finally shared her first look for the biopic.
Sanya Malhotra shared her first look from her upcoming project. She will feature as Shakuntala Devi’s daughter, Anupama Banerji, in the upcoming biopic. Apart from that, Vidya Balan will play her on-screen mother and the film’s protagonist, Shakuntala Devi. The 27-year-old actress shared two images of her bubbly look from the film.
Sanya Malhotra looks unrecognisable as Vidya Balan’s onscreen daughter in the first look
With her straight, long hair and bangs she wins her fans’ hearts. Apart from her changed look, she wears a light pink jumper and blue jeans, with white chunky sneakers.
In the shoes of Anupama Banerji, Sanya can be seen smiling at the camera while sitting on a tree bark. While sharing the first look Sanya Malhotra tweeted, “Super excited to play Anupama Banerji in #ShakuntalaDevi Already in love with my look in the film @vidya_balan @sonypicsprodns @SnehaRajani @anumenon1805 @vikramix @Abundantia_Ent #AnupmaBanerji ”
In another image, she can be seen concealing her face with a book titled, “Figuring the Joy of Numbers”. This book is authored by Shakuntala Devi.
Fitting in the shoes
Sanya Malhotra told an entertainment portal she enjoyed the process of creating her look for the film. “I believe hair, makeup, and costume play an important part in an actor’s attempt to portray their roles. Playing real-life characters start with acing the look. Even for Dangal (2016), I had to cut my hair short to look like Babita (Phogat).”
Before sharing her first look for Shakuntala Devi, Sanya Malhotra was last seen in Badhaai Ho opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. It also starred Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao, and smashed box office records.
Sanya also has an untitled upcoming project with Anurag Basu, which stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Pankaj Tripathi.
Shakuntala Devi is helmed by Anu Menon. She has previously written and directed the Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari-starrer London Paris New York as well as the Amazon Prime Video India Original Four More Shots Please! Anu has penned the screenplay of Shakuntala Devi, along with Nayanika Mahtani. Ishita Moitra has written the dialogues. The makers have slated the film for a summer 2020 release.