Actor Hrithik Roshan’s biopic on Bihar mathematician Anand Kumar, ‘Super 30’, has booked a new release date which is July 26, 2019. The film, which was earlier supposed to release on the Republic Day weekend, will not be clashing with Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Manikarnika’ now. Hrithik Roshan, confirming the new release date, wrote on social media, “Happy to announce that #Super30 is headed for release on July 26, 2019.” The film has been caught in controversy. Its director Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment during India’s MeToo movement. After the accusations emerged, Roshan had written on Twitter in October, “It is impossible for me to work with any person if he/she is guilty of such grave misconduct. I am away and have access to only sporadic information. I have requested the producers of Super 30 to take stock of the apparent facts and take a harsh stand if need be. This is not to be hushed or brushed under the carpet. All proven offenders must be punished and all exploited people must be empowered and given strength to speak up.” Earlier, the dissolution of Phantom Films, co-founded by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Bahl, was attributed to the sexual assault allegations levelled against the ‘Queen’ director. Recently, an entertainment website had reported that the makers will “shoot further”. A source was quoted as saying, “They are likely to shoot further, add incidents to the Anand Kumar saga that were not used earlier. Kumar is not just a great mathematician. There are many sides to his personality that were not fully explored in the biopic. They are now looking at expanding the bandwidth of the biopic.” Published in Daily Times, January 13th 2019.