Vidya Balan's look for her upcoming film, a biopic on math genius Shakuntala Devi is out and the actor with her cropped hair and a minimal touch of prosthetics looks very much like her.
Vidya sharing the motion poster of the film and her first look wrote, "She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human computer, #ShakuntalaDevi" The movie will be directed by Anu Menon.
Vidya can be seen donning a red saree and folding her arms she is sporting a smile of confidence. Since Shakuntala Devi was acknowledged for her fast calculation tricks Vidya is seen standing on a podium on the first rank while the computer and the calculator follow her in second and thirds rank respectively.
Set for summer 2020 release, the film will be produced by Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment.
Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations.
Excitement is multiplying each day! Time to dig into the 'root' of the mathematical genius, #ShakuntalaDevi. #FilmingBegins @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent @anumenon1805 @vikramix @SnehaRajani pic.twitter.com/Ayz2TNlePF— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) September 16, 2019
Shakuntala's genius was first discovered at the age of 5, when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students. "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," Vidya said in a statement.
"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." Vidya said the team is 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," she added. Menon said the "Tumhari Sulu" actor is an apt choice for the film.