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Vidya Balan to essay Shakuntala Devi's role in Anu Menon's film

Vidya Balan to essay Shakuntala Devi's role in Anu Menon's film

| @indiablooms | 08 May 2019, 06:53 am

Mumbai, May 8 (IBNS): Actress Vidya Balan has been chosen to essay the role of mathematician genius Shakuntala Devi in director Anu Menon's next film.

The official announcement of the film was made on Wednesday.

Menon's film, which will go to shooting floors later this year, will be produced by VIkram Malhotra-led Abundantia.

Born on Nov 4, 1929, Shaktuntala Devi, who was an Indian writer and mental calculator, was called as human computer. She passed away in 2013.

Her book The World of Homosexuals is considered to be the first study of homosexuality in India.

The film on Devi's life is expected to hit the theatre houses in summer 2020.

Balan, a prominent face in the Indian film industry, will return to Hindi films after the release of 2017 film Tumhari Sulu.

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