Today we (and for many more centuries to come) know her as the ‘Human Computer’ — Shakuntala Devi, a genius mathematician, astrologer, author of many amazing books and a politician (she contested the Lok Sabha elections against Indira Gandhi from Medak) is played by the very confident and amazingly talented Vidya Balan in this beautiful biopic.
From playing a fearless, beautiful actor Silk in The Dirty Picture (2011), a working independent talented housewife Sulu in Tumhari Sulu (2017) to a brilliant scientist in Mission Mangal (2019), Vidya Balan has come a long way, encouraging women to chase their dreams without thinking about societal stigmas. Now she is back with her never-ending support to women empowerment with her well-played role of Shakuntala Devi, India’s first woman mathematician to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for her calculation speed and mental solving skills.
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