The filmmaker, known for his socio-political dramas, will direct a biopic on the life of Indian mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh, whom he considers the “nation’s treasure”. Confirming the news, Prakash Jha said in a statement, “Dr Vashishtha Narayan Singh, the brilliant mathematician from Bihar is our national treasure. His life is so inspiring, I would love to direct a biopic on him.”
The film is being produced by Vinay Sinha and his daughter Priti Sinha. Vinay said, “I have been reading about and tracking the life of Vashishtha Narayan Singh since many years. His is a story of tremendous highs and lows and now we are all set to produce a film on him. I couldn’t be happier.”
Priti added, “I share my father’s deep interest in the life of the genius Vashishtha Babu. And to make the announcement even more exciting, Prakash Jha has agreed to direct our dream project.” The makers are yet to make an announcement on the actor signed to play the title role.
Singh is currently staying in Patna along with his younger brother. After graduating from Patna Science College, he was awarded a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, US, in 1969.