An announcement that Hrithik Roshan’s bio-pic Super 30 on mathematician Anand Kumar will release on 26 July, the same day as Kangana Ranaut starrer Mental Hai Kya, has triggered off another chain of verbal attack on Hrithik from Kangana’s sister Rangoli who has among other things, accused Hrithik of orchestrating a PR campaign against Kangana’s film.
However the Super 30 producer Madhu Mantena is quick to jump to Hrithik’s defence saying, “He has nothing to do with the release date of Super 30. Throughout the making of our film Hrithik has been a thorough professional, never interfering in any of the trade-related decisions. Nor did Hrithik interfere with the direction or any other aspect of the film.”
Mantena says Hrithik’s transformation will take the audiences’ breath away. “Hrithik hasn’t just played Anand Kumar. He has lived every moment of Anandji’s life. According to me, this is one of the most authentic portrayals of a real-life hero. Audiences will see only Anand Kumar on screen. Hrithik has disappeared into his character.”
As for the competition, Madhu says, “Our film is completely different the other release. We wish them all the best.”
In other news, Mantena has been negotiating with a top Hollywood name to do a web-series based on the Hindu epic Ramayan. It is said that the series will be made with an estimated budget of Rs 250 crores. It is also said that the webseries would have some of Bollywood and Hollywood top names playing the main characters.
When asked about another high profile project, a biopic on late film actress Madhubala, Mantena said, “I am not denying or confirming any of what you have heard. I am in watertight contracts for various collaborations. All I will say at the moment is, wait and watch. I think we have a few surprises in store.”