After Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana‘s Gulabo Sitabo, Vidya Balan starrer much-awaited biographical drama ‘Shakuntala Devi’ will be released on Amazon Prime Video.
Vidya posted a new poster of the film on her Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Delighted to announce that you will get to see #ShakuntalaDevi very soon on @PrimeVideo with all your loved ones. Thrilled that we will be able to entertain you in these unprecedented times. #WorldPremiereOnPrime #ShakuntalaDeviOnPrime.”
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The director of the biopic, Anu Menon told Mid-Day, “I’m excited that the film will have its world premiere on Amazon Prime Video, and everyone will experience Shakuntala’s incredible journey and Vidya’s magical portrayal of her. Shakuntala’s passion for math, and her determination to spread its joy to the world, was unparalleled. She lived ahead of her times and on her own terms. As we strive to change the narrative of the female protagonist on-screen, her story is on that (ought) to be told. No one could capture her wit and wisdom as well as Vidya did.”
In the film, Vidya will be essaying the role of “human computer” and maths genius Shakuntala Devi. While Sanya Malhotra will play Vidya’s on-screen daughter Anupama Banerji, in the upcoming movie.
Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, or ‘human-computer’ a moniker she earned, was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations. Shakuntala’s genius was first discovered at the age of 5 when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students. Though she never received any formal education, her talent for numbers also earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.
The film has been directed by Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra, under the banner of Abundantia.