Mumbai (Web Desk): Bollywood star Vidya Balan has been roped in to play the role of math genius Shakuntala Devi.
The 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."
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BIG DAY ????! Excited to play the role of Math Genius, #ShakuntalaDevi. @ivikramix @directormenon and I are thrilled to bring to life the true story of 'the human computer' - a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm ! @abundantiaent In theatres - Summer 2020.
The film will be directed by Anu Menon of 'London, Paris, New York' fame and is set for summer 2020 release.
Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations.
Shakuntala’s genius was first discovered at the age of 5, when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students.