Actor Hrithik Roshan has essayed the role of real life mountaineer Arjun Vajpai in an ad campaign.
“Arjun is a true inspiration. It is my privilege to partner with Mountain Dew to bring his story to life on the screen. I salute his courage and wish him luck as he gets set to conquer Mount Kangchenjunga,” Hrithik said in a statement. The ad is part of Mountain Dew’s Risk Takers of India campaign.
Arjun Vajpai is the third-youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest having achieved this feat before reaching the age of 17.
Hrithik, recently, has started shooting the film, a biopic on Anand Kumar who is a mathematics wizard and teaches 30 meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically backward sections for the entrance examination for the Indian Institute of Technology.
The actor, upbeat about playing a man from Bihar, shared his first look from the film via Twitter recently.
Backed by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films and directed by Vikas Bahl, the film is slated to release in November this year.