Vidya Balan to play a math wizard Shakuntala Devi, first look released

Vidya Balan’s next venture based on the life and times of math wizard and Human Computer Shakuntala Devi, saw its motion poster reveal on Monday.

Vidya will essay the title role in Shakuntala Devi and the first look of the actress is quite impressive.

Vidya is riding high on success after her first Rs 200 crore film Mission Mangal. She took to social media to announce her next venture, she wrote, “She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human computer, #ShakuntalaDevi.”

Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations. Shakuntala’s genius was first discovered at the age of 5, when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students.

While talking about Shakuntala Devi, Vidya said: “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.”

The movie will hit screens in the summer of 2020.

Source : Various