Vidya Balan’s upcoming film Shakuntala Devi, the Hindi-language biopic of the brilliant mathematician, will release on July 31 on Amazon Prime Video. Vidya Balan plays Shakuntala Devi and Sanya Malhotra as her daughter. Anu Menon has directed the biopic and co-written the screenplay with Nayanika Mahtani. The dialogue is by Ishita Moitra.
Other casts are Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh. Shakuntala Devi was originally scheduled for a theatrical release, but opted for a premiere on Amazon Prime Video after the novel coronavirus pandemic lead to the closure of cinemas across the country.
Shakuntala Devi will be the third major Bollywood movie to skip theatres entirely and release directly on a streaming service.