Vidya Balan Reveals First Look as Math Wizard Shakuntala Devi
Vidya Balan is currently working on a biopic on the famous Indian mathematician Shakuntala Devi
Bollywood star Vidya Balan started her career from TV but has now become one of the most sought after actress in the industry. Starring in films such as Parineeti, Kahaani, The Dirty Picture, Begum Jaan and many others, the actress has established herself as one of the performers out there. She’s known to give her all to the character she chooses to play, getting into its state of mind and portraying emotions with all heart, which is probably why she’s careful of the roles she chooses. Now, the actress has revealed her first look from her upcoming venture – which is going to be a biopic on the famous Indian mathematician, Shakuntala Devi.
Vidya’s look from the film comes only a few weeks after a photo of her from the sets of the film went viral. In the picture, the actress can be seen flaunting a short bob paired with a sari, which makes her looks exactly like Shakuntala Devi. The photo comes 4 months after Vidya signed the film, which means that the actress took all this time to get to know that character she was playing and tap into the mathematical skills that earned Shakuntala Devi her title – Human Computer.
The look was shared by Vidya on her Instagram as she captioned it, “She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human computer, Shakuntala Devi.” In an earlier interview, she has expressed her enthusiasim on playing the math wizard. “What drew me to the subject was her magnetic personality and the life that she led,” she had said. Filmmaker Anu Menon is also ecstatic on making a film on Shakuntala Devi. She said that Shakuntala Devi was an extraordinary woman who lived ahead of her times, on her own terms. The genius’ skills were discovered when she had solved a mathematical equation designed for 18-year-olds, at the age of 5.