Rachana Dubey (BOMBAY TIMES; August 14, 2017)

For the last few weeks, rumours are rife that Hrithik Roshan may not be a part of Super 30, the biopic on renowned mathematician Anand Kumar from Bihar. The actor apparently seems to be rethinking his choice of playing the math teacher who grooms IIT aspirants. Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, who's also expected to direct the film, and writer Sanjeev Dutta have been developing the script for close to two years.

In a recent turn of events, Anand met Hrithik (along with Vikas) and his neighbour, Akshay Kumar at their individual residences (in the same building in Juhu) recently for a long conversation which has fanned further speculations about who possibly could headline the cast.

Reportedly, Hrithik had principally agreed to play Anand's role after writer Sanjeev narrated the script to him in summer this year. But apparently, he's now a tad unsure whether it would creatively satisfy him as an actor. Reports also suggest that he plans to divert all his energy into his home production, Krrish 4 and his impending world tour.

We reached out to Hrithik and Vikas for their side of the story but neither reverted till we went to press. When we tried getting clarity from Hrithik's father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, he said, “The script is being worked upon.“

Meanwhile, Anand Kumar said, “Yes, I met Hrithikji and Akshayji. They both are nice people. There was a deeper conversation on the film with Hrithikji. With Akshayji, the conversation on my biopic was more peripheral, it wasn't deep. He told me that my film should be made well. So far, no actor has been signed for the project. Vikasji ke saath bhi saari baat-cheet hoti rehti hai. Jab final ho jayega to hum zaroor batayenge.“