Shah Rukh Khan will be back on the big screen after a long time with his film Pathaan, which will be released in 2023. But before that, he’ll be featured in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. R Madhavanwho wrote, produced and directed the film and not only acted, he also praised Shah Rukh and the support he gave to the biopic. Read also| Shah Rukh Khan wanted to act in Rocketry, Madhavan told ‘koi bhi role chalega’
Madhavan shared that he has always been fond of Shah Rukh, while his wife Sarita Birje is also a big fan of the actor. Madhavan recalled that Shah Rukh has always gone out of his way to make Sarita feel special on every occasion they met.
When asked how he feels about his and Shah Rukh’s acting styles being compared after he made his Bollywood debut with the 2001 film Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, Madhavan told Bollywood Hungama, “I think you’re a little bit of someone you admire. I think my stutter in that movie was associated with that of Shah Rukh’s debut. And my wife is a huge fan of his. Every time we met, he went out of his way to give her a “I’ll never forget that. I learned how to be a star and how to make people’s lives easier, mostly from Shah Rukh.”
Madhavan also called Shah Rukh a “very kind-hearted soul” when he recalled how the actor went out of his way to include the shooting of Rocketry: The Nambi Effect in his schedule. The actor added: “He never took money from me for caravan, assistance, costume, whatever. He just came and was there for me on all the days I asked.”
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, slated for worldwide theatrical release on July 1, is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer charged with espionage. The film was shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and English, and will be dubbed into Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. This is Madhavan’s first film as a director.