Actor R Madhavan has commented on the potential remake of his Hindi debut film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein. In a new interview, R Madhavan called the move “foolishness” because he “didn’t want to touch the film.” However, the actor hopes that the team that wants to try the remake can “surprise” the audience. (Read also | Dia Mirza, R Madhavan have a Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein reunion†
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001) is a romantic drama film written and directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. The movie stars R Madhavan, Dia Mirza and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. The film is a remake of Gautham’s Tamil film Minnale, which also starred Madhavan. The film has a loyal fan base and has emerged as a cult classic over the years.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, R Madhavan initially wished the team trying to remake it ‘all the best’. Commenting on the remake, he said: “I think it’s stupidity, and that’s my opinion. I wouldn’t touch that. I wouldn’t do it as a producer. I wish them all the very best from the bottom of my heart, do So do I. And I hope they surprise, because nothing in the industry can actually be predicted, but there are a lot of memories associated with it for a lot of people. For the audience, it’s more than a movie. It’s kind of like an anthem in a way. It’s almost like saying you want to recreate 3 Idiots in 15 years. I don’t think it’s wise…let me say it again – I think it’s a brave decision.”
Speaking of himself, the actor said: “I’m not the kind of guy who often looks back and evaluates his life about what happened. I’m actually someone who lives very much in the moment. So I’m grateful that my work gives me the opportunity and the love of the public, to do what I want, when I want – that freedom is a rarity. But it doesn’t disappoint me. I’m just thankful for it.”
R Madhavan is all set for the theatrical release of his directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The film is a biopic of Nambi Narayanan, a former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer, who was falsely accused of espionage. The film is set to hit theaters on July 1.
Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta, Ron Donachie, Simran, Rajit Kapur, Ravi Raghavendra, Misha Ghoshal, Gulshan Grover, Karthik Kumar and Dinesh Prabhakar are also part of the project. The film also features special appearances from Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya. It will be released in several languages including Hindi, Tamil and English.