Shakuntala Devi Teaser: Vidya Balan Plays The Human-Computer In Her Biopic

Shakuntala Devi Teaser: Vidya Balan Plays The Human-Computer In Her Biopic

Shakuntala Devi Teaser: Vidya Balan Plays The Human-Computer In Her Biopic 

New Delhi: Vidya Balan on Monday released the first teaser of her upcoming biopic on late Shakuntala Devi, who was known as the ‘human computer’ due to her amazing mathematical abilities. The teaser also reveals Vidya’s look as Shakuntala.

Anu Menon, known for London, Paris, New York, is helming the biopic titled Shakuntala Devi. The filming begins today.

Have a look at the teaser and poster here, 

 

 

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Vidya had earlier spoken about playing Shakuntala Devi in the biopic. She had said in a statement, “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.”

Shakuntala, born on November 4, 1929, was known for her incredible skills in calculation from a young age. She had no formal education, but that did not stop her from making herself known globally as a genius. She earned a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.

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Director Anu Menon said, “I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and truly 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. From Vidya Balan to the rest of the cast and crew, and my producers – Vikram and Sony Pictures Networks Productions, I am so glad that all the elements have come together for us to put our best foot forward. I’m delighted that everyone will finally get to witness it on the big screen.”

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