At last, the first look of Vidya Balan’s: Shakuntala Devi is out and one must say that it has already raised expectations for the flick. This first look was shared by journalist Rahut Raut, & if you look at the poster, Vidya Balan looks the spitting image of the mathematician genius, where she has donned a saree & standing tall with pride & grace.
Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi is bankrolled by Abundantia Entertainment and helmed by Waiting and London, Paris, New York helmer Anu Menon. The film has entered the production stage in London and is all set to hit the silver screens in the summer of 2020.
For those who are uninitiated about, Shakuntala Devi. She was popularly known as the human-computer.
— SPN Productions (@sonypicsprodns) September 16, 2019
Sharing her experiences about playing Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan said,
“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.”
Jisshu Gupta will be playing the role of Vidya’s husband in this biographical drama.
A reliable source close to the project revealed,
“Jisshu will play Shakuntala’s husband Paritosh Banerji. Since Banerji hailed from Kolkata originally, the makers found Jisshu perfect to play the part to the T. His character is one of the most integral parts in the narrative.”
Having a first look at Vidya, one can be sure about one thing that once again Vidya will garner both accolades & appreciation for her performance. As of now, she is currently garnering the success of Mission Mangal, that crossed the Rs 200 crore mark in the Indian mainland.
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