Living up to her reputation for doing challenging roles, Vidya Balan will essay the role of Shakuntala Devi in her next film of the same name.
On Monday, the veteran actress shared her first look as the Indian writer and mental calculator in the form of a motion poster of the movie. There are no prizes for guessing, Vidya’s first look as the math wizard is simply awe-inspiring.
Check out the tweet below:
Excitement is multiplying each day! Time to dig into the ‘root’ of the mathematical genius, #ShakuntalaDevi. #FilmingBegins @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent @anumenon1805 @vikramix @SnehaRajani pic.twitter.com/Ayz2TNlePF
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) September 16, 2019
Still riding high on the success of her first 200-crore film Mission Mangal, Vidya took to her Twitter handle (@vidya_balan) to announce the film and unveil its motion poster. She captioned the poster, “She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human-computer, #ShakuntalaDevi.”
Known for her ability to make swift calculations, Shakuntala Devi was popularly known as the “human-computer.” Her genius was discovered when she was solved a math problem for 18-year-old students at the age of 5.
“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,” Vidya told PTI during an interview.
She also pointed out that Shakuntala Devi had quite a different personality than what we would normally associate with a math genius. Produced by Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment, the movie is slated to hit the theaters in summer next year..