Anand Kumar, the mathematician on whom ‘Super 30’ is based on, has revealed why he wanted the film on his life made now.
The prolific mathematician has stated that he has developed a brin tumour because of this condition – an acoustic neuroma – that he wanted the film to be finished as soon as possible.
Kumar was quoted in DNA, saying, “The film writer’s wanted that I permit for the film as quickly as possible. You have no idea of life and death, so I wanted this biopic to be made while I am alive.”
Expanding on the unfortunate situation, Kumar stated, “In 2014, my situation was such that I was unable to hear from my right ear. I underwent a lot of treatments in Patna and it was after some tests that I came to know that 80-90 per cent of the hearing ability of my right ear has been destroyed.”
Kumar then described his experience visiting the hospital, recalling, “Then I checked into Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi and the doctors performed rigorous investigation and did a number of tests. They then called me and told that I had no issues in my ear instead a tumour had been developed in the nerve which runs from ear to brain. And as soon I got to know this, as I lost consciousness”.
When speaking on his current treatment, Kumar said, “Currently I am on medication prescribed by famous neurosurgeon Dr BK Mishra at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.”
The philanthropist Kumar also expressed that the script for ‘Super 30’ had to be accurate to reality, commenting, “I made sure that till the time I am alive, my journey should be narrated in a right manner. So for that, I read the script 13 times so that nothing goes wrong.”
Not only this, but the actor also had to be capable of excelling in the role, “Hrithik sir is a great star and I used to communicate with him daily. I remember he made a 150 hours video about my daily life including how I interact with people in Patna, going out with my children and all, and he thoroughly tried to practice my style by watching it.”
Reminiscing on his conversations with Hrithik Roshan in preparation for the role, Kumar revealed, “We used to sit together and go through the script. He used to ask questions about my life, circumstances I faced and what not for better understanding of the character. Once I remember that he was so engrossed in listening to my story that when he came downstairs from his apartment to drop me, he forgot to wear his slippers. So this just defines how serious and passionate a person is towards his craft,” he added.
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By Arjen Gill