Did you know what inspired Anu menon to create biopic on Shakuntala Devi?

Updated: Jul 30, 2020, 07:56 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Featuring Vidya Balan in the lead, Shakuntala Devi a biographical drama on the life of Shakuntala Devi, a writer and mathematician who was popularly known as the human-computer.

Amit Sadh and Anu Menon. Image sourced from mid-day archives
Amit Sadh and Anu Menon. Image sourced from mid-day archives

When asked why a biopic on Shakuntala Devi and what was her personal motivation behind picking up this script, Anu Menon mentions her daughter being her inspiration.

She said, "One day, I heard my then 9-year-old daughter say that girls like English and boys like Maths. That really stung and I realized that we really need to fix this. That was the starting point, following which I began doing some research around Shakuntala Devi and eventually connected with her daughter Anupama in London with my co-writer Nayanika. So this is certainly a story that is equal measures personal and important to me. I do hope little girls across the world see the movie and feel differently about maths"

Don't forget to watch the eagerly awaited Biopic Shakuntala Devi, across 200 countries and territories exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Featuring Vidya Balan in the lead, Shakuntala Devi a biographical drama on the life of Shakuntala Devi, a writer and mathematician who was popularly known as the human-computer.

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