Shakuntala Devi Teaser: Vidya Balan is a replica of the ‘Human Computer’
New Delhi: Bollywood actor Vidya Balan today shared the teaser of her much-awaited biopic on Shakuntala Devi, on her social media account. The teaser of the film shows her in a short haircut, much like the maths genius. The actor is set to start the shooting of the film in London soon.
The teaser describes the character as ‘sharp, arrogant, eccentric, ruthless, witty, outspoken and Ma Genius’ , then introduces Shakuntala Devi’s character dressed in a red sari, bindi and with short hair at the end. The film is titled as Shakuntala Devi-The Human Computer
Sharing the teaser on Twitter, Vidya Balan wrote, “She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human computer, #ShakuntalaDevi @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent @anumenon1805 @vikramix @SnehaRajani”
Check out the teaser here:
She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human computer, #ShakuntalaDevi @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent @anumenon1805 @vikramix @SnehaRajani pic.twitter.com/P2PAqPp5Tt
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) September 16, 2019
Earlier, while talking about the film with PTI, Vidya had 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 said 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,” she added.
Vidya Balan’s last feature film Mission Mangal is still going strong at the box office. Apart from Vidya, the film star cast includes Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen. The film is also based on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, a historical event in Indian Space Research Organisation. It has become the highest Independence Day grosser ever with collections of over Rs 200 crore.