Rumours were rife that Akshay Kumar will be playing Anand Kumar in his biopic but Hrithik Roshan has now been confirmed. Speaking to a leading daily, Anand Kumar said, “I am happy that Hrithik will play me because he is the best choice for the role. His dedication towards his work and the kind of versatility he exhibits as an actor is very inspiring. Being a rooted and passionate person myself, I feel that he will bring an emotional depth to my life on screen. I am excited to see Hrithik as Anand Kumar essaying my emotional journey.”
The film will be directed by Vikas Bahl and talking about him, Anand added, “I totally trust Vikas with my story and I am confident that he will make a sensible and heartfelt film about me and what I strive to do.”
When Vikas was asked about the project, he said, “Truth, they say, is stranger than fiction. Anand sir’s life story is the most beautiful and shocking example of it. His mission to share his knowledge and educate children to get them and their families out of poverty is unprecedented. Fighting circumstances, lack of resources and the system that only wanted to pull him down, he is the true hero of today’s India. I’m excited to take his story to the world.”
Roshan’s last, Kaabil was a period drama and was a flop, critically as well as commercially. Hopefully this film will bring him back into the game. Anand Kumar is an Indian mathematician and a columnist for various national and international mathematical journals and magazines.