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Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi biopic to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

As Vidya Balan gears up to don the hat of math whiz Shakuntala Devi to teach the world the universal language of mathematics, it’s time for cinephiles to rejoice the return of movies. In an announcement, OTT giant Amazon Prime Video today confirmed that the much-awaited biopic based on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi will exclusively premiere for Prime members across 200 countries and territories this June.

Headlined by the National Award winning actress Vidya Balan, as the widely revered as the human computer; the film also stars Sanya Malhotra, who will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala’s daughter Anupama. The movie also stars Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles. Helmed and written by Anu Menon, the film has been produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra. The screenplay is penned by Menon along with Nayanika Mahtani, while the dialogues are penned by Ishita Moitra.

In a statement, Menon said, “Shakuntala Devi’s passion for maths and her determination to spread its joy to the world was unparalleled. She lived ahead of her times and on her own terms – and as we all strive to change the narrative of the female protagonist on screen, her story is one that calls out to be told! And there’s no one better than Vidya Balan to capture Shakuntala’s wit and wisdom! I’m so excited that the film will have its world premier on Amazon Prime Video and everyone will get to experience Shakuntala’s incredible journey and Vidya’s magical portrayal of her soon!”

Sanya Malhotra shares her look as Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama

Sanya Malhotra shares her on- screen avatar of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama Banerji in Vidya Balan –fronted film on Math Genius.

“I hardly straighten my hair,” says Sanya Malhotra, whose latest role requires her to sit in the make-up room as her hairdresser turns her lustrous curls, poker – straight. The actor is currently shooting for the Shakuntala Devi biopic, Directed by Anu Menon, in London. If Vidya Balan plays the math genius, Malhotra slips into the role of Anupama Banerji, Devi’s daughter.

She reveals that she has thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating her look, modeled on Banerji. “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).” The actor met Banerji in the Queen’s city before the film went on floors. “We discussed the relationship she shared with her mother. I also did some reading with Anu and Vidya before the first schedule.”

Shakuntala Devi’s genius was discovered when she, at the age of five, reportedly solved a mathematical problem designed for 18- year-old students.

Fatima Sana Shaikh to Don a saree on screen for the first time

In the recent times, Fatima Sana Shaikh has been seen wearing a saree at events and festivals and the actress undoubtedly has stunned in the ethnic attire.

Earlier, the picture from the sets of Anurag Basu’s next was leaked featuring Fatima donning a brown saree which left the fans intrigued and excited to see the actress donning a saree on screen for the first time.

Fatima Sana Shaikh looked enticing in a coral pink saree as she attended an event in the city. The actress is looking breathtakingly beautiful as she pulled off saree with ease.

At the event, The actress wore an embellished sari and teamed it with a sleeveless blouse, which was adorned with meticulous accents. The pallu of the sari featured a metallic touch and was accentuated by intricate ruffled accents. To accessorize her look she paired it with chic earrings and a delicate ring keeping it minimal and classy. The makeup was light and refreshing and highlighted by a glossy pink lip shade and impeccable kohl. The side-swept tresses completed her traditional look.

In the actresses last outings, Fatima was seen wearing sports apparel and warrior attire.

Fatima Sana Shaikh made her big debut with the record-breaking film Dangal, in which she was essaying the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat.

With just her first 2 films, Fatima Sana Shaikh has the opportunity of the kind of reach that no other newcomer got so early on in his/her career.

Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen sharing the screen with Rajkummar Rao in Anurag Basu’s next for which the actress finished the first schedule in Bhopal.

 

Bhushan Kumar produces Anurag Basu’s next

After working together on Anurag Basu’s previous films as a music label, Bhushan Kumar has joined hands with the director for a yet to be titled film.  The multi-starrer film is an action comedy that is about unavoidable jeopardies of life! The film has four different stories set in a quintessential Indian metro. It is a slice of life film with stories intersecting with each other with drama and emotion.

The producer – director duo have already signed Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra & Pankaj Tripathi. Anurag has already shot major sequences with Abhishek in Mumbai and Kolkata last year.  The director was busy shooting with Rajkummar and Fatima in Bhopal recently.

The signed actors will soon start for their respective portions while Bhushan Kumar and Anurag Basu are yet to sign few more actors to join the ensemble. The character and roles of the actors are still under wraps, but what is heard of is that every actor has a chance to explore something they haven’t tried before.

Malaika Arora Khan says Hello Hello

One expects fireworks and are not disappointed when Malaika Arora dances to a song created by Vishal Bhardwaj and choreographed by Ganesh Acharya. Rekha Bhardwaj adding the voice and lyrics by Gulzar in a young techno savvy lingo are making the song a huge favourite with the youth specially.

The song, picturised in a village mela, is part of the story where the Pataakha sisters may be finding the love of their lives. “Gulzar sab has created lyrics that are so earthy and yet so contemporary that they have captured the social media frenzy that has become part of our everyday life. It’s very slice of life.” says Vishal

Malaika, too, was on board instantly. “Who could refuse a number sung by Rekha ji, written by Gulzar saab with the music being given by Vishal Bhardwaj? And when you have Ganesh choreographing you, there can be nothing better! I was instantly in love with the peppy number,” says Malaika.

“We have kept the steps of the song earthy to match with the number. It is always a pleasure to choreograph someone like Malaika who is so graceful. She has done a fabulous job in the song and I am sure everyone will love her in it. Malaika has her signature style which her fans love her for and they will get that and much more in the song.” says Ganesh, adding, “The rhythm and lyrics are very catchy and I instinctively feet that it will be a chartbuster.”

“Hello Hello feels like a lottery to me specially when your naughty song has Malaika complementing the sensuality of the song. Vishal, Gulzar Sab and Ganesh Acharya are magic together,” says Rekha Bhardwaj

“Malaika Arora Khan started the trend of these special songs, so when we came up with this track for Pataakha, she was the first one we thought of casting. Hello Hello is tailor made for her. With Gulzar’s lyrics, and with Rekhaji’s voice, we are confident this one is going to be a blockbuster.” says Pataakha producer Ajay Kapoor.

Pataakha, produced by Kyta Productions, B4U Motion Pictures and Vishal Bhardwaj Films, is a comedy-drama about two sisters, Badki and Chhutki and is based on an acclaimed short story by renowned writer Charan Singh Pathik. It is being directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and stars Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover and Vijay Raaz. The film will release on September 28, 2018.