We all know how picky Vidya Balan gets in terms of picking films. We have missed him for the whole of 2018. She had clearly been missing out on all the actions. Her last film was Tumhari Sullu which had critical and commercial success. She even received a lot of awards for it. But finally, she seems to be all geared up for the next film that she had announced. We already know she would appear in the film Mission Mangal that is going to be released on Independence Day, 2019. Well, that’s not all; she got the bigger and the better news. She had announced her next film over the social media which will be a biopic on the life of India’s greatest lady mathematician Shakuntala Devi.
Shakuntala Devi – The Human Computer
Shakuntala Devi was born in 1939 in Bangalore where she grew an interest for numbers at just an age of 3. At the age of 5, she turned out to be complex mental arithmetic. She is generally known as the ‘Human Computer’ for her extraordinary talent in solving complex arithmetic. Shakuntala Devi has a certain charm which is hard to miss. When she was working with her father in the circus, she displayed her talent for the first time. After that, there was no stopping to her. She went on to travel the world to showcase her arithmetic skills. She also has interests in astronomy, cooking, and politics. She even wrote a book on homosexuality in 1977 and the reason was her being engaged to someone from the community.
Vidya Balan on The Biopic
Vidya Balan who seems proud and excited to play her biopic announced it on both Twitter and Instagram. She even shared her thoughts by saying “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”. Abundantia Entertainment is the producer of the film. Vidya Balan feels lucky to play the role of a small town girl who got the whole world under her feet with her genius. The film is helmed by Anu Menon and it is going to be released in the summer of 2020. Currently, the actress seems busy in focusing on her web series on Indira Gandhi and the web series is bankrolled by none other than Vidya Balan. This web series must be too important for her and that is why she had let go of many film projects.