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Coming soon film on man behind ‘IIT factory’

Several leading Bollywood filmmakers have evinced a keen interest in making a film on the man who founded arguably India’s best known coaching institute for the IIT examination.

“Noted filmmaker Anurag Basu and actor Priyanka Chopra are among those who have approached me for making a biopic,” ‘Super 30’ founder and mathematician Anand Kumar said.

“Film writer Sanjiv Datta, who has written script for hits like Barfi!, Page 3 and Gangster, has also offered to script the movie,” Kumar said.

While Basu met Kumar at Patna, Priyanka spoke to him over phone and showed an interest in making a film based on his life.

“I will take a call in a month on whom to give the copyright for making my biopic,” Kumar said.

The Patna-based ‘Super 30’ has groomed more than 300 students who have qualified for the coveted IITs, ever since Kumar launched the initiative in 2002.

Diplomatic officials from France and Germany recently paid a visit to the Super 30 academy, acclaimed for helping students of deprived sections to crack the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance examination.

Kumar met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in August to discuss ways for imparting quality education to students from poor and underprivileged sections in the state.

Under the Super-30 programme, 30 students from extremely poor families are trained free of cost to crack JEE to secure admission to IITs. The initiative had made its way to the list of ‘Best of Asia - 2010’, prepared by Time magazine of the US.

The Newsweek magazine had also taken note of the initiative and included his school in the list of four most innovative schools in the world.
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