Jisshu Sengupta to play the husband to Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi’s Biopic
All papers have been signed and shoots to start off
While it was much-appreciated news that Vidya Balan shall be essaying the role of the Indian Mathematics Wizard Shakuntala Devi, one could be equally surprised to hear that Jisshu Sengupta from the Bengali INdustry shall be playing the role of the husband to the human-computer.
Seen previously in films like Piku, Mardaani, Manikarnika and Barfi previously, he is not new to Bollywood films. He shall be essaying the role of Paritosh Banerji, an IAS officer from Kolata. Because Jisshu is from Kolkata himself, he is a perfect fit for the role as per the makers and directors. According to Bollywood life, sources have said, “Jisshu will play Shakuntala’s husband Paritosh Banerji. Since Banerji hailed from Kolkata originally, the makers found Jisshu perfect to play the part to the role. His character is one of the most integral parts in the narrative.”
Currently shooting along with Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt-starrer Sadak 2, the actor has found a place for himself in the Hindi film industry. While we know that Vidya Balan is the lead, the actress says, “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.”
This biopic is set to release in the summers of 2020.