Vidya Balan is back, and this time with a real-life story of a mathematical legend, Shakuntala Devi. We were swept off our floor by her biopic’s first look.!
Red saree, short hair and that confidence? The woman is on fire!
If there was someone who could show you how to look extremely sharp and classy in a minimalistic saree look, that has to be Vidya Balan. In the first glimpse of Shakuntala Devi, the human computer, we see her draped in a red saree looking in the camera with her head held high. We can see she is happy, proud and confident: just how every woman should be.
Who is Shakuntala Devi?
The movie, ‘Shakuntala Devi, The Human Computer’ is based on the real-life story of a woman with the same name, who was a mathematical genius. At the tender age of five, Shakuntala Devi showed how talented she is by solving a math question meant for 18 years old.
But hey, does this description invoke a serious personality of Shakuntala Devi in your head. Nope, she was a revolutionary fun woman who was travelling the world, writing books on Homosexuals during a time when women were highly domesticated.
Vidya Balan is super stroked to be playing this role and said, “Shakuntala Devi was truly someone who embraced her individuality, had a strong feminist voice and braved many naysayers 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.”
Will Vidya break her average movie streak with Shakuntala Devi?
We all know that the entire nation was bowled when Vidya Balan in the Dirty Picture said that she is all about ‘Entertainment. Entertainment. And Entertainment.” But sadly, post that picture, she has been delivering movies that got an underwhelming response at the box office.
Do you think this will be a pathbreaking movie for her? We sure do think so, given that the first look of Shakuntala Devi itself has filled us with excitement about the movie.
Shakuntala Devi, The Human Computer releases in the summer of 2020. Do some math and tell us below how many days left?