Confirmed! Hrithik Roshan to play math genius Anand Kumar in Super 30
Mathematician Anand Kumar says he is “very happy” that Hrithik Roshan will portray him on screen.Updated: Sep 25, 2017 09:42 IST
Of late, there has been a spate of rumours and speculations around the casting of the actor who will portray mathematician Anand Kumar in the latter’s biopic titled Super 30. But now, HT Café can confirm that Hrithik Roshan has been officially signed up to play the mathematics genius.
Helmed by Vikas Bahl, the film will showcase the life of Patna-based mathematician, Anand Kumar, who trains 30 deserving, economically backward students for the most prestigious exams of IIT each year with commendable success rate.
“2017 has been great for Hrithik, so after impressing audiences as well as critics in Kaabil early this year as a visually-impaired man, he will start shooting for the Anand Kumar biopic within a few days. 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.
A few days back, a picture of a meeting between Anand and Hrithik that was arranged by the makers at the latter’s house also came out in public. “That meeting was intended to discuss the nitty-gritty of the film,” the insider adds.
The film will show not just what the world knows about Anand, but also his intriguing back story. It will be interesting to see Hrithik get into the skin of this character as it is also very different from what we have seen the actor do on screen before,” says the insider.
When contacted, Anand admits that when makers first approached him with the idea of making a film on his life, he was “quite excited”. He says, “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.”
And what about Hrithik portraying him on the big screen? “I am very happy because he is the best choice for the role. I have seen his work and the kind of versatility and range that he exhibits as an actor is very strong. I am a rooted guy so I feel some level of emotional quotient is required to live my life on screen. I have seen that in Hrithik – on and off screen. I have full faith in his capabilities,” says Anand.
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First Published: Sep 25, 2017 09:32 IST