Vidya Balan is playing quite a few geniuses and she's added another one to her repertoire.

The actor has been approached by filmmaker Anu Menon to portray mathematician Shakuntala Devi for a biopic, reports Mumbai Mirror.

According to a source, "Vidya found the story really inspiring when Anu approached her but is yet to sign the project. Anu has researched a lot for the film which is currently in the final stages of scripting, following which the team will start on an extensive prep. The film is likely to roll sometime next year."

However, Anu Menon has yet to confirm this news as according to her, "It’s too early to comment. We are still writing the script - nothing is confirmed."

Mathematician Shakuntala Devi was known as the human calculator and has even gotten a spot in the 1992 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for her talent with numbers.