Students of IIT Guwahati to seek stay on release of Super 30
GUWAHATI: Eight months after the Guwahati High Court issued an order to Indian mathematician Anand Kumar to give a valid response to the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, a fresh suit is being filed to stall the release of Vikas Bahl's Super 30 which is made on his inspiring life.
Four students of IIT Guwahati - Avinash Baro, Bikash Das, Monjit Doley and Dhaniram Taw - have questioned how a film celebrating his life can hit screens in the wake of the case.
In the PIL that was filed against Kumar last year, he was asked to reveal the names of the 26 students who got admission in IIT in 2018.
"He is yet to reveal the names to the court. In such a scenario, this movie can send out an incorrect message," said Amit Goyal, legal counsel of the students.
Goyal further told a leading daily that while they aren't "fully aware" of the facts represented in the film, the promotional teaser is sufficient to indicate that Anand is being celebrated. "[The film] seems inauthentic. We never sought to damage the film, but [Kumar] has a court case against him. His reply [to the PIL] doesn't [address] the allegations completely."
The students have also alleged that Kumar's false claims were encouraging students to apply for his Super 30 course. However, during the application process, he would direct them to first take admission in his institute, Ramanujan School of Mathematics, after paying Rs 33,000.