Indo-American actress Devika to star in Ramanujan biopic

Mumbai: Indo-American actress Devika Bhise will play the female lead in visionary Indian mathematician Ramanujan biopic, titled `The Man Who Knew Infinity`.

The film, which stars `Slumdog Millionare` actor Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, will see Devika as his wife, Janaki.

Based on the biography of the same name by Robert Kanigel, the film also stars Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, who plays Ramanujan`s mentor, G H Hardy.

"I feel fortunate to be able to portray such a rich character who has had a fascinating life.

"My extensive training in Bharatanatyam has helped me understand the intricacies of the Tamilian Brahmin Iyengar culture community, which gives me a lot of insight for this particular role," Devika said in a statement.

Born and raised in Manhattan, the actress previously played the role of the goddess Namagiri in `The Partition`, a play based on the book `The Man Who Knew Infinity`.

Devika has also acted in `The Accidental Husband` (2008) co-starring Uma Thurman and `Anamika: Her Glorious Past` (2006).

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