The first look of Vidya Balan’s character of the “human computer” and maths genius Shakuntala Devi has been released. The makers of the film also released the teaser on Monday which shows Vidya in a short hairdo. She will be seen as a maths genius. The shooting of the film has already started in London from today.

The teaser introduces Vidya, striking a pose in a bright red sari with a floral border, short-cropped hair and a bindi. The teaser also defines her personality as sharp, arrogant, witty, eccentric, ruthless, outspoken Ma Genius and child prodigy. The film is titled Shakuntala Devi – Human computer.

Set for a summer 2020 release, the film is to be directed by Anu Menon of London, Paris, New York and Four More Shots Please! fame, and produced by Vikram Malhotra, Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Abundantia Entertainment.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the news of the film along with its teaser which he captioned, “Filming begins today… Vidya Balan as #ShakuntalaDevi… Based on the life of mathematical genius, the ‘human computer’ – Shakuntala Devi… Directed by Anu Menon… Summer 2020 release… Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Abundantia Entertainment (sic).”

He also shared the first-look poster of the film and captioned it, ” First look poster… Vidya Balan as #ShakuntalaDevi… Based on the life of mathematical genius, the ‘human computer’ – Shakuntala Devi… Directed by Anu Menon… Filming begins today… Summer 2020 release (sic).”

On the other hand, Actress Vidya Balan also took to Twitter and shared the teaser and first-look poster of her upcoming movie.

She was extraordinary, in every sense of the word! Know the story of the child prodigy & the human computer,” #ShakuntalaDevi @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent @anumenon1805 @vikramix”@SnehaRajani (sic),” she captioned the motion image.

“Excitement is multiplying each day! Time to dig into the ‘root’ of the mathematical genius, #ShakuntalaDevi. #FilmingBegins @sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent @anumenon1805 @vikramix @SnehaRajani (sic),” she added.

Shankuntala’s genius was first discovered at the age of 5 when she solved a math problem meant for 18-year-old students. Though she never received any formal education, her talent for numbers also earned her a place in the 1982 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, says an IANS report.