Vidya Balan receives the Youth Icon Award from Imperial College London
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Vidya Balan receives the Youth Icon Award from Imperial College London

Vidya Balan visited Imperial College London to interact with the students regarding her upcoming film “Shakuntala Devi’.Here are the details.

Vidya Balan, the actress par excellence, has recently been awarded the Youth Icon Award by the prestigious Imperial College London. She was there to promote her film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ based on the real-life story of an Indian ‘human computer’ and writer who performed her famous calculation at  Imperial College London to win her the Guinness World record. Vidya Balan was overwhelmed with joy and emotions as she received the honor from the students. Vidya Balan was also greatly inspired by the energy in the room as she spoke to the students.

On her Instagram account, she penned down a heartfelt note along with her [hoto holding the heartwarming shield.

‘During my London shoot for the film #Shakuntala Devi ,i was excited to visit The Imperial College London for an interaction with the students...It was after all where #ShakuntalaDevi made the historic calculation that earned her an entry into the #GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords . And what made it unforgettable was the love and warmth i received from the students ...the energy in that room was truly infectious.So Thank you #ImperialCollegeLondon and Thank you some more for the #YouthIconAward ... its extra special cuz for the first time i received a Youth Icon Award from the Youth itself .’

According to Vidya Balan,

‘You know sometimes 2 + 2 = (equals )beyond what 4 can contain !!’

Hence she tagged four members of her team to the post who have been involved in the making of this film.

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During my London shoot for the film #Shakuntala Devi ,i was excited to visit The Imperial College London for an interaction with the students...It was after all where #ShakuntalaDevi made the historic calculation that earned her an entry into the #GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords . And what made it unforgettable was the love and warmth i received from the students ...the energy in that room was truly infectious .So Thank you #ImperialCollegeLondon and Thank you some more for the #YouthIconAward ... its extra special cuz for the first time i received a Youth Icon Award from the Youth itself . You know sometimes 2 + 2 = (equals )beyond what 4 can contain !! @directormenon @sanyamalhotra_ @abundantiaent @sonypicturesnetworks

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Vidya Balan is currently busy shooting for her film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ where she will essay the role of the famous ‘human computer’ Shakuntala Devi who made a Guinness World Record for her remarkable computing and calculating skills. ‘Shakuntala Devi’ is a Hindi film directed by Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra. Along with Vidya Balan playing the main role, Sanya Malhotra will also be seen in the film. The f principal photography began on September 16th, 2019 and will be released in 2020.

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