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Makers release first look of Vidya Balan in Shakuntala Devi

Makers release first look of Vidya Balan in Shakuntala Devi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Sep 2019, 06:16 am

Mumbai: The makers of upcoming film Shakuntala Devi on Monday released their first look poster which features actress Vidya Balan.

In the poster, Vidya can be seen in a red saree and short hair.

Film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, "First look poster... Vidya Balan as #ShakuntalaDevi... Based on the life of mathematical genius, the ‘human computer’ - Shakuntala Devi... Directed by Anu Menon... Filming begins today... Summer 2020 release."

Vidya will essay the role of mathematician genius Shakuntala Devi in the film which will be directed by Anu Menon.

Born on November 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 will to hit the theatre houses in summer 2020. The shooting for the film started on Monday.

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