“My Role In Aarakshan Was Inspired By Anand Kumar” 

Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC To Feature In Anand Bio-Pic

The bio-pic on mathematical  genius Anand Kumar which Vikas Bahl will helm and in which Hrithik Roshan will play Anand, is not the first cinematic homage to  a man who has dedicated himself  to the education of economically -challenged students.

Some years ago Amitabh Bachchan played a character based on Anand Kumar in Prakash Jha’s  Aarakshan.

Recently the two met up for an episode  of  Kaun Banega Crorepati where Anand sat on the hot seat and walked away with a substantial  amount of money .

Says Mr Bachchan fondly, “Anand Kumar is such a  noble soul and so committed to his work. In Prakash  Jha’s Aarakshan my character was  inspired by him.”

Says Anand, “I was always a fan of Bachchan Saab. I grew up  on his classics . I saw Zanjeer, Deewaar , Trishuland Amar Akbar Anthony  repeatedly when I was a student.In college we would imitate  his walk talk and  swagger. I first got to meet him during the making of Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan. He was such a  fine gentleman. Now when I met him again on  KBC I realized  he was also a great teacher . The wisdom and knowledge and the understanding of human nature that he  brings to the hot seat make him an exemplary educationist. I learnt so much from just watching him on  KBC. In fact I will be applying some of his skills in the classroom.”

About the money Anand won  on KBC   the humble and simple mathematician  says, “ I won Rs 25  lakhs on KBC. The  entire sum goes into  the education of my students and their betterment.”

And now comes the news that Anand Kumar’s tryst with the KBC host will form  a part of  the bio-pic that Bahlis helming.

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