Female mathematician, Shakuntala Devi, portrayed in new film

  • 09 May 2019
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Actress and Channel V veejay, Anuradha Menon, will be directing a film based on the life of mathematical genius, Shakuntala Devi, who is famously known worldwide as the "human computer".

Vidya Balan, who recently starred in Telugu film, "N.T.R. Kathanayakudu", has been casted to play the leading role. In a recent statement, she expressed how much she is looking forward to bringing the mathematical wizard to life on the big screen.

She said, "I am extremely excited to play the human computer, Shakuntala Devi, on big screen. Shakuntala Devi was truly someone who embraced her individuality, had a strong feminist voice and braved many a naysayer to reach the pinnacle of success."

"One wouldn't normally associate a fun person with Maths and she completely turns that perception on its head".

"I am thrilled that Vikram, who I've worked with on "Kahaani", and his team are producing the film. Vikram, Anu and I are proud to bring to life the story of one of the most inspiring women in this country. How incredible that "The Math Genius", "The Human Computer", was a small town Indian girl who took the world by storm".

The film is slated to be released in 2020.

Photo Source: Pinkvilla

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