Super 30 Brothers

Published On: 2020-08-24

Author: Ushnota Paul

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Super 30 brothers: Hrithik Roshan and Nandish Singh Sandhu


Source: Telegraph 

Date: Aug 21, 2019 

By: Ushnota Paul 



A beautiful chemistry that translated on screen 


A known face in TV, Nandish Singh Sandhu, has made a splash with his debut as Hrithik Roshan's brother in Vikas Bahl's Super 30. The movie, that's based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational programme Super 30, has made over Rs 140 crore at the box office. We caught up with Nandish for an exclusive tete-a-tete. 



How was Hrithik Roshan as an on-screen brother? 


We had a beautiful chemistry even off the set. That's what is translated on screen because we developed an amazing understanding while we were spending time together. Initially, when we were shooting, we had to discuss those scenes because we were shooting with each other for the first time and we didn't know each other. But later, after three or four days, it was like an unsaid thing. We knew exactly what we were thinking, we knew how to complement each other. We got used to each other's space and being in each other's space. I was very fortunate that I got to work with him. He is a wonderful human being and that's why, probably, we could connect so well. 



Any funny anecdote from the set? 


Lot of things happened (laughs). Something happened with me on the first day of shoot. Towards the end of the film, there's a mela (fair) scene. I had just gone to Rajasthan to shoot that scene and the team had already started to shoot the film... they had already shot with Hrithik sir and Mrunal (Thakur). Everybody was in that space of shooting and I was pretty new on the set. I met very few people from the set till then, only Hrithik Sir, Mrunal, the director and few people from the direction team. So, most of the people didn't know me. When I reached the set, I was in my full get-up of Pranav Kumar with my moustache. I met Vikas and he told his assistants to show me the spot from where I should enter the mela. It was a wide shot, so Vikas and the cinematographer (Anay Goswamy) were on one end of the mela and I was supposed to enter from a completely different side. There was a huge gathering outside the mela from the local village, people had come to watch the shoot. They were all standing outside and trying to get into the mela thinking a real fair is on. The security was trying to tell them that it's not a real mela and a film shoot is going on. People were trying to push their way inside and security was trying to keep them out. Between all this chaos, when the director shouted 'Action' from the other end and I tried to enter the mela, the security pushed me outside thinking I'm from the gaon (laughs). The ADs were trying to tell the security to let me in and they said, 'Nahi hum isko andar nahi jane de sakte'. (No. We cannot let him in). They told me, 'Dikh nahi raha shoot chal raha hai? Bahar khade raho!'.(Can't you see there is a shooting going on. Stand outside). Vikas came running and asked me why am I not entering the fair. He had to finally tell the security that I am in the shot and they should let me enter! 



Have people told you that Hrithik and you are really looking like brothers on screen? 


Everybody has told us that and I think that has really worked for us and the film! I've always liked his work and his films and I'm thankful that on-screen we really are looking like brothers. In real life too, we started feeling the same. There's been some sort of connect... we just loved each other's vibes and connected so well that we started feeling like brothers. I always treated him as an elder brother and he always treated me as a younger brother.