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Vidya Balan thrilled about Shakuntala Devi

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published : Aug 14, 2019, 12:05 am IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2019, 12:05 am IST

Shakuntala Devi, who was known as the human-computer, had the ability to tell the day of the week of any given date in the last century in a jiffy.

Vidya Balan
 Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan, who has been roped in to play legendary mathematics wizard Shakuntala Devi, will soon start the project with the look tests.

“I am extremely thrilled about this project, and we will start the look test soon. So I start this film in two weeks from the release of Mission Mangal. I am nervous because I haven’t had much time to prepare. But she is a very interesting character,” Vidya says.

Shakuntala Devi, who was known as the human-computer, had the ability to tell the day of the week of any given date in the last century in a jiffy. Her biography, directed by Anu Menon, will go on floors in the first week of September.

Vidya adds, “You have a certain perception of mathematicians, and she was fun. I can’t talk about instances yet, but that’s what fascinated me about her. She has a great sense of humour, wicked sense of humour, so I identified with her.”

Meanwhile, the actress is also looking forward to starting the web series on Indira Gandhi.

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