Mumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha, 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".
Excited to be a part of the film, the "Gangaajal" director 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."
The cast and the crew of the film have not been finalised yet.
Singh was born in 1942 in Basantpur village in Bhojpur district of Bihar, and had received a PhD on Reproducing Kernels and Operators with a Cyclic Vector from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969.