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Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi gets a release date on Amazon Prime

Vidya Balan-starrer Shakuntala Devi, a biographical film about the math genius, has been given a release date on Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon Prime Video on Thursday announced that Shakuntala Devi, the new film starring Vidya Balan, will be released on July 31. Shakuntala Devi is one of several high-profile films that will be, or have already been, released on the streaming platform.
In an accompanying video, Vidya can be seen shooting complicated maths problems at the viewer and speaking with rapid-fire speed. She announces that the film will be released on July 31.
Directed by Anu Menon (Waiting, Four More Shots Please S1) and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment), the biographical drama stars National Award-winner Vidya in the lead, essaying the role of the globally renowned Indian mathematics genius, who was popularly known as the ‘human computer’. Shakuntala Devi also stars Sanya Malhotra (Dangal, Badhaai Ho), who will be seen pla…
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“But after Malaika’s divorce from Arbaaz, her public appearances with Arjun and whispers all around of their impending marriage, Salman is livid,” the report quoted an unnamed source.

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