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‘Shakuntala Devi’: ‘Mardani’ actor Jisshu Sengupta to play Vidya Balan’s onscreen husband

Jisshu Sengupta has joined the cast of Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer. He will be seen playing the role of Vidya Balan’s onscreen husband.

The film has been making quite a buzz since the time of its announcement. It is based on the life of mathematics genius, or ‘human computer’ Shakuntala Devi who was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations.

Jisshu has primarily worked in Bengali cinema but has also appeared in Bollywood films. He made his Bollywood debut with Shyam Benegal’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero and has also appeared in films like Piku, Mardaani where he played Rani Mukherjee’s husband.

“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,” Jisshu said.

“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 (director) Anu Menon has been great too! She is meticulous, knows exactly what she wants and is extremely patient. It’s a great team to work with,” he said.

Director Anu Menon said: “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.”

Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra, the film is directed by Anu Menon.

Shakuntala Devi also stars Amit Sadh and Sanya Malhotra and will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.

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