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Ranbir Kapoor playing Super 30 fame Anand Kumar?

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Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 11:39 [IST]

Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan's role in Aarakshan was inspired by 'Super 30' fame mathematician Anand Kumar. Now, a full-fledged movie is reportedly being made based on Anand's life. Sources claim that actor Ranbir Kapoor is playing Anand in the film, which will be directed by Anurag Basu.

'Super 30' is an initiative by Anand where he grooms 30 poor children from rural and impoverished backgrounds for the highly competitive IIT-JEE. Director Anurag Basu has reportedly visited Anand in Patna to discuss the film. Sanjeev Dutt, who is the writer of films like Page 3, Life in a Metro and others, is said to have been contacted for writing the story for the project. But it is not known when the film will go to the floors.

However, Anand Kumar has already been subject of documentaries by Discovery, NHK of Japan and French 24. When contacted, Anand admitted that some producers and directors from the Bollywood had contacted him, but he refused to elaborate. He said, "Yes, some of them have approached me, but it is too early to discuss these issues at this point. I am busy with Super 30 at the moment."

Topics: ranbir kapoor, anand kumar, anurag basu
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