Vidya Balan to play 'Shakuntala Devi' in Abundantia Entertainment's next film

Helmed by Anu Menon, the film will revolve around the life of the mathematical wizard, or human computer

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One of India’s popular film houses, Abundantia Entertainment, recently announced a film Math Genius, Shakuntala Devi, and Bollywood's popular actress, Vidya Balan will play the lead role in the film.

Helmed by Anu Menon, the film will revolve around the life of Shakuntala Devi, fondly known as the mathematical wizard, or human computer, because of her ability to make incredibly swift calculations. Though she never received any formal education, her talent for numbers also earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.

Talking about the same, the excited Vidya Balan 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. I am thrilled that Vikram Malhotra, 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 of this country.”

In the past, Abundantia has produced popular films like Airlift, Baby, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, and others. Besides this, Anu Menon has also written the story along with Nayanika Mahtani and the dialogue will be penned by Ishita Moitra. The film is scheduled to go on floors, later this year, and is slated to be a summer 2020 release.

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