Anand Kumar reveals he has brain tumour, says, 'I wanted Super 30 to be made while I am alive'

Hrithik Roshan will be playing Anand Kumar's character in a film based on the mathematician's life. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 12, 2019, 12.15 PM (IST)

As the film ‘Super 30’ hit the theatres today, Anand Kumar, the mathematician on whom the biopic is based opened up on his journey and why he wanted to see the film made before it was too late. 

Anand revealed in an interview that he is not very healthy and in fact, has no idea of life and death. He said, “The film writers wanted that I permit for the film as quickly as possible. You have no idea of life and death, so I wanted this biopic to be made while I am alive.”

He explained, “In 2014, my situation was such that I was unable to hear from my right ear. I underwent a lot of treatments in Patna and it was after some tests that I came to know that 80-90 per cent of the hearing ability of my right ear has been destroyed.”

“Then I checked into Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi and the doctors performed rigorous investigation and did a number of tests. They then called me and told that I had no issues in my ear instead a tumour had been developed in the nerve which runs from ear to the brain. And as soon as I got to know this, I lost consciousness. Currently, I am on medication prescribed by famous neurosurgeon Dr BK Mishra at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai,” he said. 

Speaking on Hrithik being cast as him, Anand said that no one apart from him could have done justice as he showed sheer dedication and hard work towards the character. He added, “I made sure that till the time I am alive, my journey should be narrated in a right manner. So for that, I read the script 13 times so that nothing goes wrong.”

“Hrithik sir is a great star and I used to communicate with him daily. I remember he made a 150 hours video about my daily life including how I interact with people in Patna, going out with my children and all, and he thoroughly tried to practice my style by watching it.”

“We used to sit together and go through the script. He used to ask questions about my life, circumstances I faced and what not for better understanding of the character. Once I remember that he was so engrossed in listening to my story that when he came downstairs from his apartment to drop me, he forgot to wear his slippers. So this just defines how serious and passionate a person is towards his craft,” he added.

Meanwhile, Hrithik has lent his voice to the latest track 'Question Mark' from the film. The actor also described his 'first class of Super 30' as the 'most incredible spirits on set'.