New Delhi. The late Shakuntala Devi has been awarded the record title of 'Fastest Human Computation' by Guinness World Records. The certificate, obtained a day before the release of biopic 'Shakuntala Devi' on Amazon Prime Video, has emerged as a beautiful surprise. The fastest human count is 28 seconds and Shakuntala Devi (India) surprised everyone by successfully multiplying two randomly selected 13-digit numbers at Imperial College in London, UK on 18 June 1980. This certificate has been received by Anupama Banerjee, daughter of the late Shakuntala Devi.
Ready to premiere,
Amazon Prime Video to celebrate the extraordinary life of Genius Shakuntala Devi is all set to premiere this biopic titled Shakuntala Devi, showing both her personal and professional achievements Will go. The film is directed by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment). The film stars Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, Sanya Malhotra as Anupama Banerjee, as well as Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh in the lead roles.
Regarding her mother, Anupama said that
it is a great moment for my mother to receive this honor. Being awarded the certificate of 'fastest human computation' is an exciting achievement for which only my mother was able, shared by Anupama Banerjee, daughter of late Shakuntala Devi. She further added that I am happy that I had the opportunity to provide important input to develop the biopic, Shakuntala Devi, to let people know that my mother was a real-life enjoyer. Everyone is aware of her love and passion for maths, she always wanted to take it one level further. This is the exact kind of recognition that will make them feel extremely proud of their mathematical abilities. "
Such a tribute:
We often met Anupama Banerjee during the shooting of Shakuntala Devi in London. In my conversation with him, I realized that the late Shakuntala Devi did not get official certification from Guinness World Records - this was not the norm then. Vikram Malhotra and I were very keen to do so and together with the Amazon team, we reached out to the Guinness World Records team who provided us all the support. I am thrilled that Anupama now has a certificate to cherish forever. This is a tribute to the legend from my side.
Actor Vidya Balan shared the role of Shakuntala Devi in her biopic. He added, "I am happy to be a part of this interesting journey and be able to see '1 in 100' women who have made many achievements for their exemplary work. In portraying someone like that Being able to inspire us is truly an honor for me.
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glende, to be released on July 31 , said, "Shakuntala Devi's astonishing achievement continues to hold her place in the Guinness World Records archives even after so many years. No one has been able to match her, The record is a testament to both the extraordinary power of Mrs. Devi's mind and this particular mental challenge. A global celebration of the life and career of the human computer was long incomplete and her role in making Guinness World Records the champion of this distinguished individual Feeling honored to play. Vidya Balan starrer "Shakuntala Devi" will be released on Amazon Video only on July 31, 2020.