Popular and talented Bollywood actor Vidya Balan commenced shooting for her biopic on mathematical genius, Shakuntala Devi, today in London. Earlier Balan had tweeted her excitement on being chosen for the role. Today, the first look poster has been dropped and shows a smiling Balan in a red sari and shortly cropped hair. The movie is being directed by Anu Menon and is expected to be released in 2020.
This is not the first time that Balan will be essaying the main role in a biopic; previously she had been seen in Dirty Picture in the role of Southern actor, Silk Smitha. Known for her choice of roles, Vidya Balan has proved her talent with hits like Tumhari Sulu, Kahaani, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, etc. Watching her as Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical genius is bound to prove a challenge to her and draw out the best of her talent.
The film is titled Shakuntala Devi-Human Computer. Vidya has said that the team of this movie is proud to bring to life the story of ‘one of the most inspiring women of this country.’