A film that has been in the news for quite some time is Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30. The film has been making it to the headlines due to various reasons. But, now it is back in the news due to an issue related to Anand Kumar, by whom the film is inspired. As per the trailer, we get to see Hrithik Roshan as Anand Kumar, a brilliant mathematician from Bihar who is out to help the poverty-stricken kids to get into IITs. However, Anand’s claims that Super 30 is a biopic on his life has irked the students from IIT who believe that the film is sending out an incorrect message about him.
As per a report in Mid-Day, a while back, Guwahati High Court has asked Anand Kumar via a notice to respond to a PIL filed by students, Avinash Baro, Bikash Das, Monjit Doley and Dhaniram Taw of IIT Guwahati against him. However, Anand Kumar failed to reply to the notice and this has irked the students to seek a stay on the release of Super 30 as it is inspired by his life. As per Mid-Day’s report, Amit Goyal, legal counsel of the 4 students mentioned that the facts in the teaser were enough to send out a wrong message in the public and that Anand Kumar is being celebrated as a hero.
As per the report, “(The film) seems inauthentic. We never sought to damage the film, but [Kumar] has a court case against him. His reply (to the PIL) doesn’t (address) the allegations completely.” The glorification of Anand Kumar did not sit well with the 4 IIT students as they wanted him to reveal the name of the students who got into IITs after joining his Super 30 batch in 2018. Also, the CBFC giving the film a clean chit is bothering the students and hence, they might seek a stay on the release of the film. The legal counsel reveals that Anand hasn’t yet given out names to the high court and in such a situation, Hrithik’s Super 30 might send out a wrong message.
In the reports, as per the IIT students, Anand Kumar’s claims of getting students into IITs were false and that they were acting as a catalyst to get more students to enlist in his Super 30 batch. However, when any student wanted admission in the batch, he was redirected to take admission in Ramanujan School of Mathematics (Kumar’s Institute) where an exorbitant fee of Rs 33,000 was charged.
Not long ago, Super 30 also faced some trouble as the director of the film, Vikas Bahl was embroiled in a controversy related to the Me Too movement in India. However, a week back, Bahl was cleared by the Internal Complaints Committee of all charges and hence, was reinstated as the director of the film. Also, there was some issue with regards to the date of the release. The film was earlier to release on July 26, 2019. But due to a clash with Ekta Kapoor’s film, Hrithik met her and decided to prepone his film. Now, Super 30 is slated to release on July 12, 2019.