MUMBAI: National Award winning actress Vidya Balan is all set to star in Anu Menon directorial in which she will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala Devi who’s famously known as a human calculator. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film will be a true life story of mathematician Shakuntala Devi and we hear that Vidya has already given her nod to the film. Shakuntala Devi got herself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1982 with her talent for numbers.
Confirming the same, a source informed Mumbai Mirror, “Vidya found the story really inspiring when Anu approached her but is yet to sign the project. Anu 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. The film is likely to roll sometime next year.”
Other than this, Vidya is currently shooting for the NTR biopic in which she will be seen as Basavatarakam, wife of Telugu superstar and politician NT Rama Rao. The film is expected to hit the theatres in a two part series in January. She will also share the screen with Akshay Kumar in Mission Mangal which co-stars Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha.