After winning the hearts of the audience with a spectacular performance in 'Tumhari Sulu', Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is all set to grace the silver screen yet again for Indian mathematician Shakuntala Devi's biopic. The actress will reportedly take up the lead role and will portray the mathematical genius on-screen. The project will be helmed by filmmaker Anu Menon who has previously directed movies such as 'London, Paris, New York' (2012) and 'Waiting' (2016).
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and made the official announcement of the making of the film. In the post, he revealed that the film backed by Vikram Malhotra's 'Abundantial', is all set to go on floors later this year and is eying a Summer 2020 release.
"Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi... Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia will be producing the film based on the life of a mathematical genius, the ‘human computer’ - Shakuntala Devi... Directed by Anu Menon... Starts later this year... Summer 2020 release... Official announcement:"
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The film with a tagline: "An extraordinary story of the human computer" promises to explore the life of the Indian genius who earned a place for herself in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. With the talent of calculating mentally, Shakuntala Devi was popularly known as the "human computer". She also wrote a number of books in her later years, including novels as well as texts about mathematics, puzzles, and astrology. Her book 'The World of Homosexuals', is considered the first study of homosexuality in India. She treated homosexuality in an understanding light and is considered a pioneer in the field.
Meanwhile, Vidya Balan also confirmed the news on social media. Sharing the news on her Twitter, she wrote, "BIG DAY 🌞! Excited to play the role of Math Genius, #ShakuntalaDevi. @ivikramix@directormenon and I are thrilled to bring to life the true story of 'the human computer' - a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm ! @abundantiaent In theatres - Summer 2020."
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