The teaser of Vidya Balan’s upcoming film, the Shakuntala Devi biopic is out and demonstrates her in a short hairstyle. The on-screen character is set to begin the shooting of the film in London and will be viewed as the maths genius.
The teaser presents Vidya’s character in a red sari with short hair and a bindi as the part of the arrangement and characterizes her as ‘sharp, presumptuous, unconventional, merciless, clever, frank and Ma Genius’. The film is titled Shakuntala Devi – Human-Computer.
Vidya had before told PTI concerning the film, “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.” Vidya said the team is proud to bring to life the story of “one of the most inspiring women of this country.”
Filming begins today… Vidya Balan as #ShakuntalaDevi… Based on the life of mathematical genius, the ‘human computer’ – Shakuntala Devi… Directed by Anu Menon… Summer 2020 release… Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Abundantia Entertainment. pic.twitter.com/JnyC4W0OfH
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 16, 2019
“How incredible that The Math Genius, The Human-Computer, was a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm,” she included.
Director Anu Menen told Mid-Day in a meeting, “I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and felt that hers is an incredible story that had to be told. She was an extraordinary woman, who lived ahead of her times and on her own terms, unapologetically.”
Vidya’s multi-starrer Mission Mangal is as yet performing great at the box office. The film featured Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen. The film has turned into the most elevated Independence Day grosser ever with accumulations of over Rs 200 crore. It recounts to the tale of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission which was accomplished by a group of women scientists.