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How director Anu Menon's daughter prompted her to make 'Shakuntala Devi'

Mumbai, July 29 Filmmaker Anu Menon has recalled how a conversation with her daughter made her take up ...
How director Anu Menon's daughter prompted her to make 'Shakuntala Devi'

Mumbai, July 29 Filmmaker Anu Menon has recalled how a conversation with her daughter made her take up the job of directing the upcoming film, Shakuntala Devi.

"One day, I heard my then nine-year-old daughter say that 'girls like English and boys like Maths'. That really stung and I realised that we really need to fix this," said Menon.

That was the starting point, following which she began researching around Shakuntala Devi, a writer and mathematician who was popularly known as the human computer. Menon eventually connected with her daughter Anupama in London, with her 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," said Menon.

Featuring Vidya Balan in the title role, the film is a biographical drama on the life of Shakuntala Devi.

"Shakuntala Devi" will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 31.

( With inputs from IANS )

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