Madhavan: ‘I was offered Ghajini, I didn’t like the story’

MD Merajul IslamJuly 4, 2022

Actor-producer Suriya final week hosted R Madhavan on a stay Instagram session to advertise the latter’s newest film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. In the course of the dialog, the 2 had no hesitation in displaying their mutual respect and admiration for one another.

Madhavan additionally opened up about how Suriya’s progress and dedication towards work got here as a much-needed wake-up name to get out of the complacency lure, through which he had fallen after delivering a sequence of hits in the course of the early days of his appearing profession.

“I used to be residing a really laid-back life. I nonetheless bear in mind, once you had been doing Nerrukku Ner, I gave you recommendation on tips on how to act. After that, we began hanging out quite a bit. At that time, all my movies had been doing simply high-quality. I turned form of complacent. Some movies introduced me an excellent identify, some made me well-known,” Madhavan recalled.

The actor additionally revealed that he was director AR Murugadoss’ first option to play the function of a person with a defective reminiscence, who goes on a killing spree to avenge his lover in Ghajini (2005).

“I used to be supplied a movie referred to as Ghajini. I didn’t just like the story. So I informed Murugdoss sir that I’m not pleased with the second half. And that movie finally got here to you. I noticed what you probably did in Kaakha Kaakha. So I felt that the movie has gone to the suitable particular person. And also you proved it. Ghajini turning into a success was a really large factor. However, I additionally noticed how a lot effort you set in for that. That six-pack, I had then puzzled whether or not I may have finished this factor. I bear in mind you telling me that you simply didn’t eat salt for every week. And that made me query the alternatives I used to be making in my profession. I felt I used to be not doing sufficient justice to my profession. And I started following the recommendation that I gave you. I used you for instance,” stated Madhavan.

Ghajini was impressed by Christopher Nolan’s career-making film Memento. The Tamil model was a smash hit on the field workplace. Murugadoss remade that movie in Hindi with Aamir Khan within the lead function, and it turned the highest-grossing film in Bollywood in 2008.

Madhavan additionally credited Suriya for educating him the true which means of a good friend. “No must say after Ghajini, your profession progress was historic. You realize I don’t have a number of associates within the business. However, I understood the true which means of a good friend taking a look at you. You’re there for me with none circumstances. That’s what true associates imply. And such friendships are onerous to search out in these instances. You’ve been all the time there for me. I’ve simply finished very restricted favours in return,” he stated.

“I’ve to inform you this. I’ve 24 hours in my life, you appear to have 48 hours. You do run your organisation, charity amongst so many different issues. That feeling of inadequacy is what pushes me to work more durable,” Madhavan added.

Madhavan has written, produced, directed and acted in Rocketry, which is predicated on the life and instances of rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan. Suriya has performed a key cameo function within the film with out taking cash from Madhavan.


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