An interesting character in the upcoming biographical drama Shakuntala Devi is that of her love interest played by Italian model and actor Luca Calvani. Luca and Vidya were seen in both seen in the recently released track – Raja Hindustani. Over the course of the film’s shoot, Luca Calvani got accustomed to the Indian way of speaking and realized that he was an Indian at heart.
An inside source revealed, “Luca was quiet, professional and kept to just acting out the scenes given to him. However, this lasted for less than a day because Luca discovered on set, that he was Hindustani by heart! Very soon he got accustomed to our way of speaking and habits and even adopted a few. Saying “theek hain” became a habit with Vidya Balan. She would pull pranks on him and he became so accustomed to them that by the end of the shoot he wouldn’t bat an eyelid.”
This was also the first time Luca experienced an Indian song shoot. “It was the first time he shot a song and dance sequence and had an absolute ball shaking a leg with Vidya. We found him humming the song as he left the set that day. We cut a cake for him on his last day of shoot and he was so touched that he got a little emotional. We went home that night to a series of heartfelt Instagram posts appreciating Anu, Vidya, Keiko and the crew.”
We cannot wait to see the on-screen chemistry between Vidya Balan and Luca Calvani in Amazon presents Shakuntala Devi premiering on July 31, 2020 only on Amazon Prime Video.