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Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi co-star, Sanya Malhotra talks about her co-star and their first meeting

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Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi was a blockbuster. Like every other film, Shakuntala Devi too was released on the OTT platform, Amazon prime video. And once again, Vidya Balan has managed to impress so of us with her excellent acting skills.

Not to forget, Sanya Malhotra, who played the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter also flaunted her acting skills very well. In a recent interview, when asked about working with a legendary actress as Vidya Balan, Sanya said, “I was happy that people could not recognize me. But then, I am an actor and would like to be recognized. I am very kicked about the film.”

In the film Shakuntala Devi, Sanya and Vidya have a bittersweet relationship that’s really fun to watch. The movie is partially based on their relationship and it is definitely a must-watch.

Recalling their very first meeting, actress Sanya Malhotra said, “When the shot is on, she is Shakuntala Devi. Off-camera, I was nervous around her. I was like, do not make a fool of yourself in front of Vidya Balan. I used to not talk at all. The first meet was for a script reading. I was so awestruck. I was not audible. Vidya Balan was reading every dialogue with such finesse. Anu Menon and Vidya Balan told me to talk louder. She has such a fine sense of humor. You cannot be serious at all around her.”

As we all know, Vidya is an exceptional actress, Sanya to has learned a lot from her. She concludes by saying, “Yeah, she is a brilliant co-star. She is so giving. She was present throughout. She used to give her cues to the point. I admire this a lot in my co-stars. I was like, ‘Thank you, ma’am.’ Acting is all about reacting. After seeing her, I will try to be a good actor, but also a great co-actor.”

If you still haven’t watched Shakuntala Devi yet, do it right now. It’s definitely worth it.