Hrithik Roshan, who was last seen in Kaabil opposite Yami Gautam will now star in Vikas Bahl’s upcoming film tentatively titled Super 30. Reports suggest that he will be seen playing a Patna-based genius mathematician, Anand Kumar. The film will be Hrithik’s first biopic.
Super 30, the film traces Anand’s rise to fame as the founder of the ‘Super 30’ program that grooms IIT aspirants. After his last release, the 43-year-old actor had been reading scripts but took his time before giving the nod to Super 30.
Anand Kumar, 44, an Indian mathematician from Bihar, started the ‘Super 30’ program in Patna in 2002 to coach economically backwards students for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology. Kumar studied in a Hindi medium government school where he excelled in mathematics. Every year, his institute Ramanujan School of Mathematics conducts a test to select top 30 students to groom for the entrance exam after which he tutors them and provides them accommodation for a year.
He came up with the idea for such a program after he was approached by a couple of underprivileged students who wanted to prepare for IIT-JEE but couldn’t afford to pay the tuition fee. He has so far been reluctant about having a film made on his life but looks like Vikas has finally been able to convince Anand.