Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar in race for leading role in Super 30 founder Anand Kumar's biopic

FP Staff

Sep 22, 2017 11:18:38 IST

The biopic of Anand Kumar, the mathematician from Patna, has reached a dead end after a fallout between producers Madhu Mantena and Priti Sinha. As per a Mumbai Mirror report, the film was supposed to be a co-production, however, problems started after both the producers pitched different actors in the leading role.

Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar in race for leading role in Super 30 founder Anand Kumars biopic

Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar. Images from Facebook/Hrithik Roshan and News 18.

As per earlier reports, Anand had met Hrithik Roshan at his Mumbai residence to discuss the upcoming film. However, he had also had a meeting with Akshay during his visit to the city.

The rights to the script were apparently registered under Sinha's company Reel Life Entertainment. However, a fresh contract needed to be signed between Anand and the production company, after the previous one expired.

The same Mumbai Mirror report suggests that while Mantena, who is the co-founder of Phantom Films, was striking deals with the craftsmen of Reliance (Phantom's partners) and Phantom Film, Sinha was unaware of the developments. Both parties continued to negotiate with their respective actors. The matter is still, reportedly, unresolved as the representatives of the two production houses have not spoken to each other after the confusion. While Mantena terms these developments as mere "misunderstandings", neither Sinha nor Reliance has not spoken to the media yet.

Firstpost had also reported that director Vikas Bahl, who was initially said to be directing the biopic with Roshan in the lead, was making sure he captured the true spirit of Kumar's life, by speaking to him frequently. Roshan and Bahl had also gathered the relevant study material to refer to for the biopic. However, it looks like the development of the film will be affected by these developments.

Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 11:18:38 IST

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