Vidya Balan has spoken about her character in Shakuntala Devi as one that would remain chirpy and happy forever. Shakuntala Devi is one of the most anticipated releases set for July 31 and it showcases the life of the ‘Human Computer’ Shakuntala Devi who was a world class educator and a brilliant mathematician.
Essaying the role of Shakuntala Devi is none other than Vidya Balan and the film is just a few days away from its release. In a recent interview, talking about how her character in Shakuntala Devi is so chirpy and happy as seen in the trailer, Vidya shared, “Shakuntala Devi loved to play dress up and lived life to her fullest. She kept her hair black till the very end and also loved applying bright lipsticks, red lipsticks.”
She also shared, “We’ve showcased her life from 20’s to 60’s which are like 5 stages. So in every stage the hair makeup costume change which built up alot about the character.”
For Vidya, the experience of portraying the role of a genius who was as lively as Shakuntala Devi was fascinating and it was one if the best characters the actress has played. Apart from Vidya Balan, the film also stars Jisshu Sen Gupta, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.
The upcoming film will stream on Amazon Prime Video and is directed by Anu Menon. Shakuntala Devi is produced by Sony Pictures Network Productions and Vikram Malhotra and will start streaming on the 31st of July 2020.
Shakuntala Devi demonstrated her arithmetic abilities at the University of Mysore, astonishing people just at the age of six! The audience will witness the magic of math happen on Amazon Prime Video as the biographical drama film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ will see a release on the 31st of July.
An astounding fact about Shakuntala Devi is that she was much ahead of her years and just at the age of six she demonstrated her arithmetic abilities at the University of Mysore without any formal education. The age of six is when most children are in pre-school but Shakuntala was already demonstrating her staggering arithmetic abilities at a university!
Shakuntala Devi was known as ‘the human-computer’ for her awe-striking abilities to perform complex mathematical calculations quickly and once she had even pointed out a mistake made by a computer which is how she attained that name! The audience looks forward to witnessing the highs and lows of Shakuntala Devi’s life on the screens.
The upcoming film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ is directed by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra. The film also stars Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra, and Amit Sadh in prominent roles. You can watch the film on Amazon Prime Video on the 31st of July.