- Shakuntala Devi got a release date on Thursday
- Vidya Balan announced the release date in a special way
- "Get ready to be enamoured by her wit, charm and genius!" she wrote
Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi got a release date on Thursday. But hold on, it not that easy to know the release date as Vidya Balan will give you "maths class waali feeling" to figure out when the film will open in theatres. Announcing the release date in her own special way as Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan sent our brains on a mission to solve her mind-blowing quizzes. She shared a video, in which she asked her fans a couple of maths question before revealing the release date. In the first half of the clip, she can be heard saying: "I have some exciting news to share. The release date for Shakuntala Devi has been decided and it will release in exactly 148 days from now. Kya hua? Calculation nahi kar paa rahe? Kya laga, Shakuntala Devi hoon, aise hi bata dungi? Chalo, one more try."
"A date which is a number 8, when added with the month and year number, again adds up to 8. Fir se maths class waali feeling agyi na? Koi nahi, aapke language mein batati hun," she can be heard saying in the second half of the clip before revealing the answer in emojis i.e. May 8, 2020.
So, now you know that Shakuntala Devi will hit theatres near you in the second week of May next year.
Sharing the clip on social media, Vidya Balan wrote: "Get ready to be enamoured by her wit, charm and of course, genius! Watch the video to know when Shakuntala Devi is coming to theatres near you!"
Check out the video here:
Shakuntala Devi's genius was first discovered at the age of 5, when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students. She excelled in the field of mathematics and earned a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. She was also an astrologer, cookbook author and a novelist. Shakuntala Devi travelled the world demonstrating her mathematical ideas - at colleges, in theatres, on radio and on television.
Earlier, talking about playing Shakuntala Devi in the film, Vidya Balan told news agency PTI: "I am extremely excited to play the human computer, Shakuntala Devi, on the big screen. She was truly someone who embraced her individuality, had a strong feminist voice and braved many a naysayer to reach the pinnacle of success."
She has also released the first poster and teaser of the film. In case you haven't checked it out yet, take a look:
Other than Vidya Balan, Shakuntala Devi also features Sanya Malhotra, Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.