Did you know on-screen couple Vidya Balan and Jisshu Sengupta are off-screen partners-in-crime?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020, 08:47 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Shakuntala Devi co-stars Vidya Balan and Jisshu Sengupta shared an off-screen common interest on the film's sets -- pranking.

Vidya Balan and Jisshu Sengupta in Shakuntala Devi. Picture courtesy/PR
Vidya Balan and Jisshu Sengupta in Shakuntala Devi. Picture courtesy/PR

A few days prior to the global premiere of Shakuntala Devi on Amazon Prime Video, it was revealed that Vidya Balan and Jisshu Sengupta shared an off-screen common interest on the film's sets – pranking! A source revealed, "Throughout the shoot, they pulled pranks on the crew together, had inside jokes and spoke to each other in Bengali before bursting into peals of laughter that resonated around the set. They danced, yapped and had a whole load of fun which made their on-screen chemistry so much fun to watch."

It was also revealed that Vidya Balan was the mastermind behind all the notorious pranks. Narrating more about her vivid pranks a source from the set mentions, "During the shoot, Vidya would write on our jackets with chalk, call out people' s names in funny voices and then giggle as they looked around in confusion. She hid people's phones and teased almost everyone. The crew got through even the tough days with a light heart and huge smile just hearing her laugh and seeing her smile every day."

Now that the movie is approaching its release date, the makers are leaving no stone unturned to promote the movie. For the same, the reel life mother and real-life daughter, Vidya Balan and Anupama Banerji are coming together to talk about her mother and the intrinsic details of their life.

Featuring Vidya Balan in the lead, Shakuntala Devi is a biographical drama on the extraordinary life of Shakuntala Devi, mathematics genius, writer and astrologer who was popularly known as the human-computer. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra as Anupama Banerjee. Don't forget to stream Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi slated to release on July 31 on Amazon Prime Video.

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