Vidya Balan shared the teaser of her upcoming film Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer recently and it is certainly tough to spot a difference between the actor’s on-screen character and the maths wizard’s real self! The 32-second-teaser showed the Dirty Picture actor donning a red sari with a bob hair cut and a bindi, similar to how Shakuntala carried herself. The video defined several characteristics of her character as ‘sharp, arrogant, eccentric, ruthless, witty, and outspoken.’
“She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human-computer,” Vidya captioned the teaser. Apart from the video, the actor also shared the poster of the film on her Instagram page. In the poster, Vidya is seen standing on number 1 position while the number 2 and 3 positions are taken by a computer and a calculator, a reflection of the mathematician’s prowess. “Excitement is multiplying each day! Time to dig into the ‘root’ of the mathematical genius,” she wrote alongside the picture. Directed by Anu Menon, Shankuntala Devi - Human Computer is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment.
“I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and truly felt that hers is an incredible story that had to be told. She was an extraordinary woman, who lived ahead of her times and on her own terms, unapologetically,” Menon said. “From Vidya to the rest of the cast and crew, and my producers - Vikram and Sony Pictures Networks Productions, I am so glad that all the elements have come together for us to put our best foot forward. I’m delighted that everyone will finally get to witness it on the big screen,” she added. The film is slated to hit the theatres during Summer 2020. Shakuntala’s ability to make incredibly swift calculations on her fingertips was first discovered at the age of 5 when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students. Although she never received any formal education her love for numbers won her several awards.