On World Mathematician Day, Vidya Balan took her social media to share the motion poster of her next, Shakuntala Devi’s Biopic. Where the actress will be seen playing the titular role. Vidya posted the motion poster with a caption that reads, “She changed the way the world perceived numbers! Celebrating the math genius, #ShakuntalaDevi on #WorldMathematicsDay.”
Vidya is currently prepping for the film, where she will be playing mathematician and writer Shakuntala Devi, also known as the mental calculator. Talking about the film, Vidya earlier shared, “I am extremely excited to play the human computer, ShakuntalaDevi, 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. I am thrilled that Vikram, who I’ve worked with on Kahaani, and his team are producing the film. Vikram, Anu and I are 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.”
The film is directed and scripted by Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra under Abundantia Entertainment. It is slated to release next year.