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Shakuntala Devi to premiere on Amazon Prime Video

Starring Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta, Bollywood movie Shakuntala Devi will release on Amazon Prime Video.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2020 7:23:55 am
Vidya Balan in Shakuntala Devi Shakuntala Devi will stream on Amazon Prime Video. (Photo: PR Handout)

Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi will be released on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video.

Balan took to Twitter to share the announcement. She wrote, “Delighted to announce that you will get to see #ShakuntalaDevi very soon on @PrimeVideo with all your loved ones. Thrilled that we will be able to entertain you in these unprecedented times. #WorldPremiereOnPrime #ShakuntalaDeviOnPrime @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent.”

Amazon Prime Video is yet to announce the digital release date of Shakuntala Devi.

The film is based on the life of famous mathematician Shakuntala Devi, who was nicknamed the “human computer”. Apart from Vidya Balan, the film also stars Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta in significant roles.

Shakuntala Devi movie Vidya Balan in Shakuntala Devi.

Shakuntala Devi has been written and directed by Anu Menon.

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“I am extremely excited to play the human computer, Shakuntala Devi, on the big screen. She was truly someone who embraced her individuality, had a strong feminist voice and braved many a naysayer to reach the pinnacle of success. But what truly fascinates me is that you wouldn’t normally associate a fun person with Math…and she completely turns that perception on its head,” Vidya Balan had shared in an earlier statement.

This news comes only a day after the digital release of Gulabo Sitabo was announced. It is unprecedented for films meant for theatrical release to release on digital platforms, but in times of the coronavirus pandemic, this seems to be the way forward.

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