Vidya Balan is all set to step maths genius Shakuntala Devi’s shoes for the film Shakuntala Devi- The Human-Computer.
Today, on the occasion of World Mathematics Day, Vidya Balan shares a motion poster of the film.
Motion poster of Shakuntala Devi biopic
Vidya Balan took to her Twitter account and wrote, “She changed the way the world perceived numbers! Celebrating the math genius, #ShakuntalaDevi on #WorldMathematicsDay.”
She changed the way the world perceived numbers! Celebrating the math genius, #ShakuntalaDevi on #WorldMathematicsDay@sanyamalhotra07 @sonypicsprodns @anumenon1805 @vikramix @SnehaRajani @Abundantia_Ent pic.twitter.com/9PIHEqfNkH
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) October 15, 2019
In the film, Vidya will be essaying the role of “human computer” and maths genius Shakuntala Devi. While Sanya Malhotra will play Vidya’s on-screen daughter Anupama Banerji, in the upcoming movie.
Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, or ‘human-computer’ a moniker she earned, 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. Though she never received any formal education, her talent for numbers also earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.
Directed by Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra, under the banner of Abundantia, the film is set to release in the summer of 2020.