Versatile actress Vidya Balan has never failed to impress us with her acting chops in the incredible range of characters she has portrayed. Now in her upcoming biopic – Shakuntala Devi, Vidya takes on another new, exciting film and interesting and intriguing role. The film traces the life and achievements of the math wizard Shakuntala Devi aka human computer.
As we revealed earlier, the talented actress has already started shooting for the film in London. While there she is going to be making a special trip that was an important place in Devi’s life and career.
One of the reasons she is called the human computer is that on 18 June 1980, Shakuntala Devi demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College London, and correctly answered it in 28 seconds. With this unimaginable feat Shakuntala Devi earned her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
And now the same prestigious institute has invited Vidya Balan as a guest to interact with the students.
Speaking about it, an excited Vidya said, “Imperial College is an integral part of Shakuntala Devi’s life, this is the same college where she got her Guinness Book of Worls Records achievement. I am honoured that I am getting an opportunity to go visit this institute.”
Directed by Anu Menon, Shankuntala Devi is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra is scheduled to release in summer 2020.