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SPN Production shares the first look motion poster of Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi

After playing the fiery Tara Shinde in Mission Mangal, Vidya Balan is all set to take on another challenging role. She will be essaying the title role of Shakuntala Devi. The film is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra's Abundantia Entertainment.

The film brings to life the legendary and inspiring story of Shakuntala Devi popularly known as ‘The Human Computer’.

Talking about the project Sneha Rajani, Studio Head, Sony Pictures Networks Productions said, "The achievements of Shakuntala Devi are unparalleled globally. I have had the honour of meeting her thrice. Vikram and his team are great to work with and Vidya is someone I wanted to work with forever! I am looking forward to beginning this new association and bring this phenomenal story to our audience.”

Sharing the sentiment Vikram Malhotra said, "Shakuntala Devi is, even now, one-of-a-kind and I’m certain that this unique story, especially with the amazing Vidya Balan in the lead, will connect with audiences across generations. I also eagerly look forward to a new partnership with Sony Pictures Networks Productions so that together we can take storytelling to a new level.”

Anu Menon who is also helmng the film said, “I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and truly felt that hers is an incredible story that had to be told. From Vidya Balan to the rest of the cast and crew, and my producers – Vikram and Sony Pictures Networks Productions, I am so glad that all the elements have come together for us to put our best foot forward.”

Anu and Nayanika Mahtani have written the screenplay and Ishita Moitra is the dialogue writer of the film. Principal photography of the film has commenced today and this unique tale of the human mind and human relationships will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.

 

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-Manisha Karki 

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