On 16 / 9 / 2019 makers of Shakuntala Devi biopic shared teaser and first look of the film along with a poster of Vidya Balan supporting a short hairstyle for playing the role of the great Indian mathematecian . Shooting of the film has begun and it is said that the film would be releasing in the summer of next year . The film is being directed by anu menen and he has told in an interview to mid-day that he has always been fascinated by Devi and always wanted to make a pitcure on the genius personality . Meanwhile Vidya Balan was seen in a role of a scientist alongside Akshay Kumar in the movie ‘Mission Mangal’ .The movie did great on box office and Balan was applauded for her role . In this movie she will be again seen playing a fearless , witty , genius character and she is very happy for that .
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WHO WAS SHAKUNTALA DEVI ?
She was one the first Indian lady to be known for holding exceptional skills in mathematics . In her childhood her father very early noticed her ability of playing with numbers as she was able to do big calculations without the help of calculator , later she moved with her father to London were she proceeded for her interest in Mathematics . Her father would take her to fairs or public events where she displayed her talent with numbers . Doing this she has travelled most parts of the world in her early life when soon a professor of psychology discovered her ability and studied her talent , his name was Arthur Jensen he used to teach in the University of California . He tested her ability by making her solve the cube root of 61,629,875 and root seven of 170,859,375 which she accurately solved without the help of calculator .
In 1980 on June 18 Devi sovled a multiplication question of two 13 digit numbers and this event is recorded in the Guinnesse Book Of World Records and she has solved many other tough calculations under one minute mark and has many records under her name because of this she came to be known as the ‘Human Computer’ .
Along with her mathematics skills she was also a book writter and witten books on mathetics tricks and playing with numbers .She alos wrote a book on Homosexuality which she openly supported and was one of first Indian lady pioneer of Homosexuality .
HER POLITICAL CAREER
After returning to India she stood up against Indra Gandhi and contested against her in the Lok Sabha elections of 1980 from south Bombay and stood ninth in the results . Though she didn’t got support in the elections but she always raised her voice against Mrs. Gnadhi and supported people of Medek on the upfront .
A bio-pic on her is much awaited as it created Buzz just after first look of the movie and will surely score numbers at the box office , as she is one the female first female personality to give inspiration to others for sending their girl child to school for eductaion during that era .