We all were greatly excited when the news came out that Hrithik Roshan will play mathematician Anand Kumar, which is definitely going to be an important film for his career. Interestingly, when the first look for the film was revealed, we were just stunned to see the ‘Kaabil’ actor in his character to its skin.
“I was delighted and pleasantly surprised to see the first look wherein Hrithik sports a rugged, bearded look. I had been told that at present the shooting was being done of my college days. I took out an old photograph of mine, of the time when I was studying at Patna University. I found the resemblance to be uncanny”, Kumar told PTI. The ‘Super 30’ mathematician said, “I showed my photograph to my family members and asked them to compare it with Hrithik’s and their observation was similar to mine. I posted both photographs on my Facebook page and it became an instant hit, getting thousands of likes, shares, and comments. Similar was the response on Twitter.”
The 44-year-old actor has started the shooting for the film in Varanasi. As some on-set pictures from the shoot have gone viral on the internet, it can be witnessed that television actor Mrunal Thakur, known for playing Bulbul in the long-running TV show Kumkum Bhagya, is also part of the film. “The shoot started after 2 pm on Tuesday with a pooja sequence on the banks of Ganga. After that, Hrithik and Mrunal filmed at Ramnagar Fort. A part of the fort has been converted to look like a coaching institute for the shoot,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.
Anand Kumar is famous for his Super 30 venture through which he coaches a batch of about 30 engineering candidates from poor families free of cost every year. Kumar has sent 450 candidates to prestigious technical institutes all over the country in last 15 years and 396 out of them to the desirable IITs. The 45-year-old mathematician has received widespread praise in India as well as abroad for his exceptional achievement.