Shooting starts for Vidya Balan starring ‘Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer’
Sony Pictures Networks Productions (SPN Productions), the film division of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) along with Abundantia Entertainment has announced its upcoming film based on the life of ‘Shakuntala Devi’. The film brings to life the legendary and inspiring story of Shakuntala Devi popularly known as The Human Computer.
Shakuntala Devi took the world by storm with her talent of making incredibly swift calculations from a very young age. Despite no formal education, Shakuntala Devi made a name for herself globally as a ‘math genius’. Her great mathematical skills even find a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Powerhouse talent, Vidya Balan, will be essaying the title role of Shakuntala Devi. The film is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra. Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani have written the screenplay and Ishita Moitra is the dialogue writer of the film.
Sneha Rajani, Studio Head, Sony Pictures Networks Productions said, “On very few occasions, you get an opportunity to tell a story of an individual who has had a journey that has inspired the entire world. The achievements of Shakuntala Devi are unparalleled globally… Vikram and his team are great to work with and Vidya is someone I wanted to work with forever! I am looking forward to beginning this new association and bring this phenomenal story to our audience.”
Principal photography of the film has commenced today and this unique tale of the human mind and human relationships will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.