What do you recollect when somebody says ‘Human Computer’? An entire age realizes that it’s Shakuntala Devi, the extraordinary numerical virtuoso.
The news is that a biopic on Devi has been declared by a Bollywood creation house. Also, think about who is going to assume the lead job? None other than Vidya Balan, who was as of late observed as Basavatharakam in the ‘NTR’ biopic. “BIG DAY! Excited to play the role of Math Genius, Shakuntala Devi. We are thrilled to bring to life the true story of ‘the human computer’ – a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm!” Vidya says.
The film will be directed by Anu Menon. To be shot from later this year, it will hit the screens next Summer (in 2020). “An extraordinary true story of the human computer,” is the inscription.
Abundantia Entertainment, drove by Vikram Malhotra, declared on Wednesday that it is creating a film on the Math Genius, Shakuntala Devi. On-screen character second to none, Vidya Balan will assume the lead job of Shakuntala Devi in the film.
Delighted to announce @Abundantia_Ent’s latest – the fascinating story of math genius, ‘human computer’ #ShakuntalaDevi with the supremely talented @vidya_balan in the lead. Excited to work with @anumenon1805. Lead the way ladies!! @ShikhaaSharma03
— Vikram Malhotra (@vikramix) May 8, 2019
Shakuntala Devi, the numerical wizard, or ‘human computer’ a moniker she earned, was known for her capacity to make inconceivably quick estimations. Shakuntala’s virtuoso was first found at 5 years old, when she tackled a math issue for 18-year-old understudies.
In spite of the fact that she never gotten any formal instruction, her ability for numbers likewise earned her a spot in the 1982 version of The Guinness Book of World Records.
The Shakuntala Devi movie will be helmed by Anu Menon, executive of London, Paris, New York and the much-discussed Amazon Prime Original, Four More Shots Please!
Abundantia, maker of sort breaking content like Airlift, Baby, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha and the Original Series Breathe, is as of now building up the film for the extra large screen.
Anu Menon has additionally composed the story alongside Nayanika Mahtani and the discourse will be written by Ishita Moitra. Planned to go on floors not long from now, the film is slated to be a mid year 2020 discharge.
An excited Vidya Balan stated, “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. I am thrilled that Vikram, who I’ve worked with on Kahaani, and his team are producing the film. Vikram (Malhotra), Anu (Menon) and I are proud to bring to life the story of one of the most inspiring women of this country.
How incredible that ‘The Math Genius’, ‘The Human Computer’, was a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm.”
Maker Vikram Malhotra echoes her conclusion, “Abundantia has always been at the forefront of supporting progressive and insightful stories. I am delighted that we are extending our content philosophy further with this exciting story on the life and times of Shakuntala Devi. I am confident that this compelling story will resonate strongly with fans of all ages.
I’m delighted to collaborate with Vidya (Balan) once again. Her versatility as a performer is unmatched and the passion that she has brought to this film is amazing! I am equally delighted to partner with Anu Menon, who has woven an entertaining and evocative narrative. With this film, we hope to take Abundantia’s high-quality, innovative and engaging storytelling to the next level.”
Director Anu Menon includes, “Shakuntala Devi was an extraordinary woman, who lived ahead of her times and on her own terms, unapologetically. Her love for numbers and the passion with which she spread the joy of maths, against all odds is truly fascinating.
Shakuntala is a true heroine for our times. And who else
can capture the spirit of a woman like Shakuntala than the incredible Vidya Balan. We have spent months together in script development and it’s been nothing short of exhilarating. I also feel incredibly lucky to collaborate with Vikram (Malhotra) on this journey, who has helped breathe life into this project. I hope all of us together can do justice to the life of Shakuntala, who was truly one of her kind.”