Shakuntala Devi teaser: Vidya Balan in role of ‘human computer’

Shakuntala Devi teaser

A teaser for Vidya Balan starrer upcoming biopic on late Shakuntala Devi was released by the actor. Shakuntala was known as the ‘human computer’ due to her prodigious mathematical abilities.

Vidya Balan on Monday released the first teaser of her upcoming biopic on late Shakuntala Devi, who was known as the ‘human computer’ due to her prodigious mathematical abilities. The teaser also reveals Vidya’s look as Shakuntala.

Anu Menon, known for London, Paris, New York, is helming the biopic titled Shakuntala Devi. The filming begins today.

Vidya had earlier spoken about playing Shakuntala Devi in the biopic. She had said in a statement, “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. But what truly fascinates me is that you wouldn’t normally associate a fun person with Math…and she completely turns that perception on its head.”

Shakuntala, born on November 4, 1929, was known for her incredible skills in calculation from a young age. She had no formal education, but that did not stop her from making herself known globally as a genius. She earned a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.