National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan has played some of the most iconic roles over her 15 years in the Indian film industry. It is no surprise then that the Bollywood actress was writer-director Anu Menon’s first choice to play India’s mathematical genius – Shakuntala Devi, fondly known as the Human Computer for her mathematical prowess.
An all-women filmmaker line-up of screenings is at the heart of the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) as it returns to cinemas across the UK capital from September 17 amid a Covid-secure setting.
The 11th anniversary of the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), held online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, concluded with Global Indian filmmaker’s ‘Mississippi Masala’ bagging the Audience Favourite Award. The 1991 romantic drama starring Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury was the most-viewed film on the Loveliffathome.com platform.
The global premiere of the much-awaited Hindi film, ‘Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer’, has been scheduled for the end of this month.