Jisshu Sengupta to play Vidya Balan's husband in Shakuntala Devi

Directed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi is expected to get a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.

Jisshu Sengupta to play Vidya Balan's husband in Shakuntala Devi

The producers of ‘Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer’ are treating fans with one exciting news after the other! After Amit Sadh's addition to the already stellar cast of Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra, it’s now time for the talented Bengali film industry star Jisshu Sengupta to join the team. 

Known for his impeccable work in Bengali films, Jisshu has also made his mark on the wider Hindi audience with heart-stealing performances in films like Piku, Mardaani and Barfi. In ‘Shakuntala Devi’, Jisshu will be seen playing the on-screen husband of Vidya and will share screen space with her for the second time, after their first outing in the NTR biopic. 

Sharing his excitement, Jisshu says, "I am thrilled to be a part of Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer and to play the role of Paritosh Banerjee. We have started shooting my parts for the film and I have already shot some lovely scenes. Working with Vidya is always so much fun. On set, there isn’t a single dull moment when she is around, we’re always laughing and joking. Working with Anu has been great too! She is meticulous, knows exactly what she wants and is extremely patient. It’s a great team to work with.” 

Director Anu Menon, says, "In Jisshu we found our perfect Paritosh Banerjee - a rare mix of poise and intensity! Vidya and he make a wonderful pair - bursting into loud laughter every few seconds (off screen) - their chemistry is to watch out for.”

Based on the life of the mathematics genius, or ‘human computer’, as she was famously called, ‘Shakuntala Devi’, is presently filming in Mumbai after an extensive UK schedule. Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra and directed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.

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