Vidya Balan to essay the role of mathematician Shakuntala Devi in biopic

Yes, you all heard that right. The ace performer and versatile actor Vidya Balan is all set to play the role of celebrated Indian mathematician in an upcoming biopic directed by Anu Menon. This is going to be Vidya Balan”s second Biopic performance after Dirty Picture. On being asked about the opportunity, Vidya expressed her happiness and excitement in portraying it in the mainstream cinema.

The untitled biopic is scheduled to go on production later this year and likely to be released by 2020. The film will be produced by Abundantia Entertainment.

About Shakuntala Devi

Called as Human Computer, Shakuntala Devi is greatly known for her extraordinary talents in solving various complex mathematical problems. She has a place to her name in the Guinness book of records for her amazing talent in the field of mathematics as well as astrology.  Born in 1939 in Bangalore, Karnataka she had extraordinary love for numbers right from the tender age of 3. She became a mental genius at the age of five, when she managed to solve complex arithmetic problems. Because of her talent, many countries have called her for various seminars, workshops and much more.

The interesting part to her journey of fame is, she dislikes being called as “human computer”. She believes that people have minds which are far better than any other computers. She loves to support and develop the concept of mind dynamics. She has authored many books like world famous “Figuring: The Joy of Numbers” where she shares some of the important methods of mental calculations. Other books are – “The Book of Numbers, Mathability: The Math Genius in Your Child etc.  


Leave a Reply