Super 30: Confirmed! Hrithik Roshan set to play math genius Anand Kumar

Lawrence Kim
September 25, 2017

"Super 30" a programme initiated by Kumar coaches IIT-JEE students from economically backward families for entrance examination to qualify for Indian Institutes of Technology. The actor had met Anand Kumar at his Juhu residence when the latter visited Mumbai last month to film a special episode for Amitabh Bachchan's gameshow Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Super 30, a biopic based on Patna mathematician Anand Kumar, has created a lot of buzz recently, as reports suggested that either Hrithik Roshan or Akshay Kumar will play the lead role. Confirming that Hrithik will be slipping into his shoes, the mathematician said, "I am happy that Hrithik will play me because he is the best choice for the role. It goes without saying that makers are excited about Hrithik coming on-board for the film as he has always been their first choice", says an insider. "That meeting was meant to discuss the nitty-gritty of the film", the insider adds.

When Anand was asked, how he feels that Vikas is making his Biopic then the math genius said, that he was "quite excited" and, "I can totally trust Vikas Bahl with my life's story as I feel he can put out my story in the best way possible" he further added. I am a rooted guy so I feel some level of an emotional quotient is required to live my life on screen. From study materials to meals, the children are taken care of by Anand and his team in this case. In 2008 and 2009, it was a clean sweep.

For the uninitiated Super 30 is based on the academic initiative started by mathematician Anand Kumar that made him popular.

The producers Mantena and Sinha reportedly pitched Roshan and Kumar respectively. Says Vikas, "Truth, they say, is stranger than fiction". Fighting circumstances, lack of resources and the system that only wanted to pull him down, he is the true hero of today's India.

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