Shakuntala Devi – Vidya Balan’s next looks interesting, feisty and inspiring

Power House of Talent, Vidya Balan dons the role of Math Wizard and ‘Human Computer’ Shakuntala Devi in the biopic of the same name. The trailer was officially launched today in the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. It gives a glimpse of Vidya’s character who is enticed by the love of mathematics, who travels from India to London and struggles to make a balance between her passion and family.

As a teaser for the movie, Vidya Balan recently posted a mathematical quiz on her Instagram handle. She had announced that the lucky winners who can solve the quiz will be entitled to see the trailer first before it is officially published online. Her fans readily solved the quiz and shared the answers with her.


Taking care of the corona pandemic, the officials of the movie had announced that the movie will be released only in Amazon Prime Video on 31st July 2020. The movie is directed by  Anu Menon and the screenplay is also written by Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani, while the dialogues are penned by Ishita Moitra.

Talking about her character on-screen, Vidya Balan said, “Stepping into the world of Shakuntala Devi was as intimidating as it was exhilarating. 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.”

Sanya Malhotra plays the role of her daughter in the movie portraying the character of Anupama Banerji,

Vidya Balan will be seen next in ‘Sherni’ slated to be released in 2021.

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