The actress Vidya Balan to play the role of Shakuntala Devi, who was the math genius. Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, was well known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations.

Vidya Balan has been roped in this play to play the role of math genius Shakuntala Devi in her upcoming film, directed by Anu Menon, produced by Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment, dialogues penned by Ishita Moitra.

Talking about this actress said: 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 also added: The team is proud to bring to life the story of “one of the most inspiring women of this country.” “How incredible that ‘The Math Genius’, ‘The Human Computer’, was a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm.”

Anu Menon also said the Tumhari Sulu actor was an apt choice for the film. “Who else can capture the spirit of a woman like Shakuntala than the incredible Vidya. We have spent months together in script development and it’s been nothing short of exhilarating.”

The film is slated to go on floors this year.

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