Tuesday, 26 October 2021

What we know about Shakuntala Devi

BOLLYWOOD: It seems like Amazon Prime has started to house some intricate Bollywood flicks with the advent of movies like Gulabo Sitabo.

Hence, when the release of a biopic about Shakuntala Devi was announced, my hopes were up. It is about time that we pay homage to South Asian women in STEM, so I was excited about the Indian computational prodigy finally getting some recognition.

Fun fact: Shakuntala Devi earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1982 for multiplying two 13-digit numbers in a whopping 28 seconds! She was also a writer and wrote about various topics.

On July 15, the chilling trailer of the film was released. The trailer made it clear that the film is more than just an account of Devi’s professional career, it delves into the quirks of her personal life.

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