Vidya Balan has never failed to impress us with her acting chops and now, with the upcoming biopic, Shakuntala Devi, where Vidya is playing the math wizard, she has got us all excited. The talented actress has already started shooting for the film, which traces the life and achievements of Shakuntala Devi aka human-computer, in London, and now it is learned that Vidya shall be visiting Imperial College, where Shakuntala Devi earned her place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Speaking about it, an excited Vidya said, “Imperial College is an integral part of Shakuntala Devi’s life, this is the same college where she got her Guinness Book of world Records achievement. I am honoured that I am getting an opportunity to go visit this institute.”
For the uninitiated, on 18 June 1980, Shakuntala Devi demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College London and correctly answered it in 28 seconds. With this unimaginable feat, Shakuntala Devi earned her a spot in Guinness Book of World Records. And now the same prestigious institute has invited Vidya as a guest to interact with the students.
Directed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra and is scheduled to release in summer 2020.