Hrithik-starrer ‘Super 30’ a tribute to teachers: Anand

Last Updated 01 October 2018, 08:35 IST

Maths wizard and founder of the Super-30, Anand Kumar, said the biopic starring Hrithik Roshan is a tribute to all the teachers who play a pivotal role in imparting quality education and ushering in real change in the society.

Anand has an impeccable record in helping economically backward students crack the JEE to get into various IITs in the country.

Every year since 2002, Anand selects 30 meritorious students, mostly from poor families, for his institute 'Super-30' and grooms them for IITs.

He spoke to DH on Wednesday, when a poster of his biopic Super-30 was released, which coincided with Teachers' day.

The movie, which also stars debutant actor Mrunal Thakur and Bihar-born national award winner Pankaj Tripathi, is slated to be released on January 25.

"The movie has focused not just on me, but depicts the role of teachers in general who shape the nation's future. It's a tribute to all such teachers who shape the nation's destiny by preparing the next generation with education," said Anand.

"Teaching has always been viewed as a revered profession. If my film could inspire the new generation to take up the job of a teacher, it would be a great achievement," said Anand, whose success story had been a source of inspiration for many.

During the preparation, the students stay with Anand. They are provided free food, stay and lodging. Anand, who never accepts any donation from anyone, bears the expenses. He earns his income from teaching at another institute, the Ramanujam School of Mathematics.

"Most of the 30 students hail from underprivileged sections of the society. They could be the son of a daily wage earner, roadside vendor, private tutor or a farmer. In fact, Super-30 is just a big family for me, where my wife Ritu (a former engineer, who earlier worked with Wipro), brother Pranav and all my team members work in tandem. This gives me the solace and strength to carry on," Anand told DH.

Little wonder that Time, Newsweek, Monocle, Focus, Discovery and Al Jajeera, as well as some Japanese, French and Chinese channels have widely covered Super-30 over the years.

(Published 05 September 2018, 13:10 IST)

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