Biopics have caught on in a big way in Bollywood, but it’s been a mixed bag since numerous films have triumphed and many biting the dust. ‘Super 30’ belongs to the former category and it has been not just critically acclaimed by most, but also went on to have an impressive opening weekend at the box office. Anand Kumar, whose life has been portrayed on the big screen, also is basking in the glory of the movie’s success. The mathematician-educationist says that he now feels he has become Hrithik Roshan, and that his family has not been able to come out of the ‘mayajaal’ created by the movie.
In an exclusive interaction with Republic Media Network in Patna, after Hrithik met Anand Kumar on the occasion of Guru Purnima, the latter opened up on his feeling about the movie receiving appreciation all across. He said, “I’m feeling very good, the way in which Hrithik has portrayed the character, it feels as if I have become Hrithik. I cried and laughed, looking at him, even got emotional, and my family hasn’t been able to come out of this ‘mayajaal’ created by the film.”
‘Super 30’ got a further boost as the movie was also declared tax-free by the Bihar government on Monday. Kumar exulted, “Yes! It has been declared tax-free, I would like to thank honourourable Nitish ji (Chief Minister), Sushil Modi ji (Deputy Chief Minister)”
When asked if CM Nitish Kumar called him personally, Kumar replied, “Yes, he called twice and conveyed his best wishes.”
Anand Kumar’s brother Pranav Kumar, played by Nandish Sandhu in the movie, also plays a crucial role in the journey of the Super 30 founder. Kumar opened up on Hrithik recreating one of the moments of shock towards the end, he said, “It feels very good. While watching the film, we were transported to that time, when the results came and we asked, “What happened” and they replied, “It’s done for everyone.”
What message does the struggle of the brothers convey to the society? Kumar responded, “It gives this message that a person should not be afraid in tough circumstances, and should work with passion and without losing hope, success is definite then.”
'Super 30', also starring Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Tripathi, has been directed by Vikas Bahl.
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