Hrithik Roshan began this year with a bang with his movie, Kaabil, doing impressively well at the Box Office. He was on a long break, holidaying with his kids, Hrehaan and Hridhaan, and now he is back to start work on his next film, which is a biopic of mathematician Anand Kumar. Helmed by Vikas Bahl, known for movies like Queen and Shaandaar, the film will be Hrithik’s first ever biopic. Temporarily titled Super 30, the film traces the mathematician’s life and his journey to fame after he set up the program titled, Super 30, which promotes IIT aspirants in the country.
Well, how did we come to know that the actor has started work on the movie? Anand Kumar took to his Facebook account to share his views and pics on meeting the 43-year-old actor. He wrote, ““Just returned to Patna from Mumbai. But really I can’t forget my meeting yesterday with Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. The way he invited me to his house and gave me the honour really showed that he is not just a great artist but also a great human being. Thanks Hrithik ji, thanks a lot.”
It reportedly took Bahl a couple of years of thorough research before going ahead with the project. If speculations are to be believed, the mathematician too was reluctant for having a movie made on him. However, he later gave in and the rest we know is history.
44-year-old Anand, a Bihar-based Indian Mathematician, began the Super 30 program for economically-backward IIT aspirants in Patna in 2002. Each year, his institute, Ramanujan School of Mathematics, runs a test to choose top 30 students to train for the entrance exam, following which he personally tutors them, whilst providing them accommodation for a year.