After his home production 'Kaabil' opposite Yami Gautam, which was directed by Sanjay Gupta and released in January, Hrithik Roshan will be seen as the Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar in Vikas Bahl's up-coming movie 'Super 30'.
Hrithik, who is going to the United States for a vacation with sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan, is expected to begin preparation for the film after the vacation is over.
After his last release, the 43-year-old actor had been reading scripts but took his time before giving the nod to 'Super 30', which is his first biopic. Bahl, who has recently returned from London after a month, had been reportedly researching for the film since a couple of years.
Anand Kumar, 44, an Indian mathematician from Bihar, started the 'Super 30' program in Patna in 2002 to coach economically back ward students for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology.
Kumar studied in a Hindi medium government school where he excelled in mathematics. Every year, his institute Ramanujan School of Mathematics conducts a test to select top 30 students to groom for the entrance exam after which he tutors them and provides them accommodation for a year. Kumar, who came up with the idea for the program after being approached by underprivileged students who wanted to prepare for admission in the premier engineering institutes but couldn't afford to pay the tuition fee, had so far been reluctant about having a film made on his life.