Varanasi To Masquerade As Patna In Anand Kumar Bio-Pic


It’s not okay to shoot a film in Patna, even if the  film’s protagonist hails from Bihar. The makers of the bio-pic on the Bihari mathematician Anand  Kumar have decided to not shoot their film in Patna.

Instead, Varanasi which has a topography quite similar to Patna, will stand in as  Patna in the Anand  Kumar bio-pic Super 30 featuring Hrithik Roshan,

Revealing this detail,a source  very close  to  the project says, “Director Vikas Bahl was very keen  to shoot the bio-pic in Patna. So  was Anand  Kumar who had opened  the doors of his home for the crew.”

  But practical problems  precluded Patna  from the plot.

“The security provided for Hrithik in Patna was just not adequate.So the  unit has decided to quietly slip into Varanasi which incidentally has become  a popular location for Bollywood. They needed to shoot on the Ganga ghats of Bihar. Now the ghats of Varanasi will pass  off as Patna.”

When  asked  to respond to the artistic licence being adopted by  the film on his life, Anand Kumar said he was not interfering  in the making  of  the  film. “I am sure they have a  very good reason  for  what they are  doing.And I’ve full faith in them. Let me tell you I used to travel  to the Benaras Hindu University from Patna to sneak into their library regularly without official permission  to  do so. This, I did from 1990 -1997. So I am  no  stranger to Varanasi.”

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