August 18, 2022

Published from Mumbai, Delhi & Bhopal

R Madhavan: As an outsider, all I can say is there are good people in the industry

Mumbai: Actor R Madhavan, who made us all go weak in our knees with his lover boy charm in the 2001 film, ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’, has carved a niche for himself in the Indian film industry with several hit films over the years.

The actor is currently gearing up for the release of his film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Ahead of the release, the actor opened up about how was it getting Shahrukh Khan and south star Suriya on board.

He said, “I narrated this story to Shahrukh Khan while we were shooting for Zero and he was elated after hearing it. I later met him on his birthday after the film was in making and he expressed a desire to be a part of it. And he was serious about it. A few days later I got in touch with his assistant and things fell in place. Surprisingly, he didn’t charge anything and acted in English and Hindi versions of the film. Even Suriya Sir insisted me to shoot at the convenience of Shahrukh Khan sir and flew to Mumbai with his crew.”

He further said, “So if you ask a person like me whether there are good people in the industry or not, then the answer is a total yes. I am totally an outsider and I don’t even think that I can become an insider. But, there are very good people in the industry and they have always supported me, whenever required.“

The actor also elucidates his thoughts on the ongoing North-South debate and quipped, “ The reality is, films like Bahubali Franchise, KGF franchise, RRR, KGF, and Pushpa ranked in an exorbitant amount of money because they were made on a humongous scale. But even Hindi films like Gangubai, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and The Kashmir Files worked great. Also, I feel that after covid people do not have enough amount of patience. If the screenplay is not engaging enough, it won’t compel them.
But then too I would only say that analysing is useless because the rule in the industry is the day you think is the day you have lost it. Everything is a changing scenario here”.

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