The Dirty Picture and Kahaani fame actress Vidya Balan has been approached to play mathematician Shakuntala Devi’s character in Anu Menon’s next upcoming directorial venture. A source said, “Vidya Balan found the story really inspiring when Anu Menon approached her but is yet to sign the project. The director Anu Menon has researched a lot for the film which is currently in the final stages of scripting, following which the team will start on an extensive prep. It is expected that the movie will go on the floor next year.”
Shakuntala Devi is known as the ‘human computer’. Thanks to her talent she also earned a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. The Bollywood diva Vidya Balan seems to be perfect for this role.
Vidya Balan is one of the most versatile actress of Indian film Industry. The actress is popular for playing the real characters with great finesse, be it the role of Silk Smitha in The dirty Picture or Geeta Bali in Marathi movie Ekk Albela.
Recently during the media interaction when Vidya Balan was asked about this upcoming biopic of Shakuntala Devi , she said,” It’s too early to comment.”
On the other side, Vidya Balan will be next seen in upcoming movie Mission Mangal in which Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha are playing the lead role. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film is scheduled to hit the theaters next year.