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Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 in fresh legal trouble as IIT students plan to seek stay on film: Reports

IIT students, who have filed a PIL against mathematician Anand Kumar accusing him of fraud, may file fresh case seeking a stay on the release of Super 30 - Hrithik Roshan’s film based on Anand.

bollywood Updated: Jun 16, 2019 16:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in Super 30.
Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in Super 30.

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming film Super 30 is likely to face fresh legal trouble as four IIT students reportedly plan to file a case seeking a stay on the release of the Vikas Bahl film.

A Mid Day report claimed Avinash Baro, Bikash Das, Monjit Doley and Dhaniram Taw, who had earlier filed a PIL against the mathematician are now questioning how can a film celebrate someone accused of fraud.

The report quoted legal counsel of the students, Amit Goyal, as saying, “(The film) seems inauthentic. We never sought to damage the film, but he has a court case against him. His reply doesn’t answer the allegations completely. He is yet to reveal the names to the court. In such a scenario, this movie can send out an incorrect message.”

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The IIT students had previously accused Anand of fraud, alleging he makes false claims regarding the success of his students. They had also demanded that he shares a list of students who made it to IIT JEE in 2016.

The Guwahati High Court had issued a notice last year to Anand, asking him to respond to the PIL filed by the students. The mathematician has reportedly not responded to the PIL.

We tried to reach producers Reliance Entertainment and Sajid Nadiadwala Productions but there was no response.

nand has been a part of the film since its conception. Director Vikas and Hrithik had long discussions with the mathematician before they began work on the film. This is not the first time Anand’s story will be witnessed onscreen. Discovery Channel made an hour-long documentary on Anand and his initiative Super 30. Yoichi Itoh, chief economist of STB Research Institute, Japan, also made a film on Super 30 for Japan’s NHK channel and called Anand’s initiative the “secret weapon of India”.

Super 30 is slated to hit theatres on July 12.

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First Published: Jun 16, 2019 16:18 IST