It’s Official! Hrithik to Play Maths Genius Anand Kumar in Biopic

I feel Hrithik Roshan will be able to project my thoughts much better than any other actor: Anand Kumar

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Hrithik Roshan explains a point to Anand Kumar while director Vikas Bahl looks on.

When Hrithik Roshan met Queen director Vikas Bahl and Anand Kumar, the maths genius behind India’s Super 30 in August, we knew a biopic was cooking. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh just confirmed the news via Twitter and we can’t wait for the actor‘s first biopic ever.

Bihar’s world-renowned maths maverick Anand Kumar had paid Hrithik Roshan a visit in Mumbai in August and went back a happy man.

He is such a big star and so handsome, and there is not an iota of vanity in him. When I agreed to visit  Hrithikji at his residence I was not sure of how I’d be welcomed. But the minute I walked into his beautiful home, I was made to feel comfortable. He is humble, attentive and warm.
Anand Kumar, Mathematician
Anand with Hrithik and Vikas at the actor’s home in Mumbai.
Anand with Hrithik and Vikas at the actor’s home in Mumbai.
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While Anand has been asked by the film’s producers (Phantom Films, comprising of Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane) not to reveal details of the meeting sources tell us Hrithik showed a keen interest in the way Anand spoke walked and carried himself.

I am aware that Hrithik doesn’t look anything like me, but I don’t think the physical resemblance is as important as understanding my personality. And I feel Hrithik with his sensitive approach to characters will be able to project my thoughts, opinions and world-view much better than any other actor.
Anand Kumar, Mathematician

Anand also enjoyed meeting Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan. “I’ve watched his films from my college days. I loved Khubsoorat and Khatta Meetha. In fact, Rakeshji’s  favourite song Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai... from Khatta Meetha is also my favourite song. Every time I feel inadequate and dissatisfied with life I hum that song and I feel okay.”

Anand in a session with Hrithik Roshan in Mumbai.
Anand in a session with Hrithik Roshan in Mumbai.
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Anand will also actively collaborate on this biopic.

I will be giving the director, Vikas Bahl, my suggestions. They will keep me in the loop throughout. My students in Patna want Hrithik to come to Patna.
Anand Kumar, Mathematician

Looks like the Super 30 will have their wish fulfilled sometime soon as significant parts of the film are likely to be shot in Patna.

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