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'Shakuntala Devi' trailer releases, Vidya Balan set to mesmerise audience as 'human computer'

'Shakuntala Devi' trailer releases, Vidya Balan set to mesmerise audience as 'human computer'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jul 2020, 02:04 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is all set to mesmerise her fans with her acting in upcoming Hindi film 'Shakuntala Devi', where she portrayed the role of the globally renowned Indian mathematics genius popularly known as the ‘human computer’.

The much-awaited trailer was dropped by the makers on Wednesday.

In the trailer, Vidya was seen portraying the journey of Shakuntala Devi as a mathematician as well as a mother.

"Stepping into the world of Shakuntala Devi was as intimidating as it was exhilarating" said actress Vidya Balan.

She added, "Her story is inspirational and makes you see how if we believe in ourselves, the world is our oyster. A direct release on Prime Video will bring Shakuntala Devi one step closer to audiences across the globe where they can watch the movie at their convenience."

Shakuntala Devi also stars Sanya Malhotra of 'Dangal' and 'Badhaai Ho' fame, who will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter with whom the genius enjoyed a complicated but extraordinary relationship, alongside Jisshu U Sengupta and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.

The screenplay is written by Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani, while the dialogues are penned by Ishita Moitra.

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"I’ve always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and felt hers is an incredible story that resonates with today’s world,” said Director Anu Menon.

"While most of us will be familiar with her natural ability  for math, the film also explores the lesser-known personal story of Shakuntala Devi – a brilliant but vulnerable woman and mother who lived life ahead of her times and on her own terms. I am certain the global audiences will enjoy the film as much as we enjoyed creating it for them," he added.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the film, which has been directed by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment), will release on Over-the-top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video on Jul 31.