Vidya Balan, over the years, has proven to be an actress par excellence. Be it her goosebump-inducing act as Monjulika in Bhool Bhulaiyaa or the headstrong space scientist Tara Shinde in the recently released Mission Mangal, she has aced all her roles with natural ease. Now, with the biopic of 'human calculator' Shakuntala Devi, Vidya is all set to wow us yet again. Shakuntala Devi, ever since its inception, remained to be the talk of the town for its interesting content and cast. Over a period of time, the film became one of the highly awaited ones and fans of the actress kept on their toes for further updates. And after much wait, the makers of Shakuntala Devi revealed its release date.
Considering the film is based on the human calculator and math genius Shakuntala Devi, the makers opted for a unique way to unveil the release date. In a video shared on social media platforms, Vidya is seen throwing a math challenge at the viewers and said the film will release 148 days from Thursday. Simplifying it later, she announced that the biopic will open at cinemas on May 8, 2020. "Get ready to be enamoured by her wit, charm & of course, genius! Watch the video to know when #ShakuntalaDevi is coming to theatres near you!" Vidya wrote while sharing the release date.
Get ready to be enamoured by her wit, charm & of course, genius! Watch the video to know when #ShakuntalaDevi is coming to theatres near you!@sanyamalhotra07 @jisshusengupta @TheAmitSadh @anumenon1805 @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent @vikramix@sonypicsindia pic.twitter.com/6sJtDTcWSw
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) December 12, 2019
Speaking of Shakuntala Devi, her genius was first discovered at the age of five when she apparently solved a mathematical problem designed for 18-year-old students. Born in Karnataka, she never received any formal education, but her talent for numbers earned her a place in the 1982 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Apart from a mathematician, she was an astrologer, cookbook author and a novelist. She travelled the world demonstrating her mathematical ideas -- at colleges, in theatres, on radio and on television. She also penned the book The World Of Homosexuals.
Directed and co-written by Anu Menon, the film is produced by Vikram Malhotra. Shakuntala Devi, apart from Vidya, stars Sanya Malhotra as Anupama Banerji, Amit Sadh as Shakuntala's son-in-law and Jisshu Sengupta as her husband.