Vidya Balan had been missing in action for the whole of 2018. The actress’ last film Tumhari Sulu was a critical and commercial success. She also won a lot of awards for the same. This year, she will be seen in Mission Mangal that releases on Independence Day, 2019. Today, she took to social media to announce her next film, a biopic on the life of India’s greatest lady mathematician Shakuntala Devi, who is known as the human computer. She took to Twitter and Instagram to make the announcement. The film is being produced by Abundantia Entertainment. She said that she was happy to play the role of small-town girl who took the world by storm with her genius. The film is being directed by Anu Menon. Vidya Balan is also busy with her web-series on the life of Indira Gandhi.
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari was one of the first to congratulate her. She said it was the perfect casting. Shakuntala Dev’s life is quite a magical one. She displayed her genius when she was working with her father in a circus. Later, she travelled the world over to showcase her arithmetic skills. This was not all. In 1977, she also wrote a book on homosexuality. This was because of her marriage to a man from the community. Besides, she had interests in astrology, cooking and politics. We can imagine what a life it must have been. It will be wonderful to see Vidya Balan in the role. The actress is also focusing on her web-series on Indira Gandhi. It is also bankrolled by her. It seems Vidya let go of many film projects for that show, which is very close to her heart.