Actor R Madhavan has said he wants to play roles in “age-appropriate” romantic films. In a new interview, Madhavan said he doesn’t want to romanticize “a young girl.” The actor also revealed how he chooses his movies. He also shared that he doesn’t want to be an actor and that he never trained “to become one.” (Read also | R Madhavan calls plan to remake his film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein ‘foolishness’†
Madhavan rose to fame after his role in the Tamil film Alaipayuthey (2000), followed by Minnale in the same year. His debut in Hindi films came with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001). The actor has since starred in many movies such as Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Rang De Basanti, Guru, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu: Returns and many others. He also starred in such series as Banegi Apni Baat, Aarohan, Ghar Jamai, Sea Hawks and Saaya.
Speaking to PTI news agency, Madhavan said: “I have to be age-appropriate in my roles. It’s not like I’m a young girl romantic now. It’s not something I want to do. If me becomes a romantic movie offered, it must be age appropriate or have content that makes me viable to be a part of it. I carry on where I am, emotionally. If it appeals to me, I do it. It’s always instinctive.”
He also said: “It was all about finding my own way. I realized early in life that no one can predict anything about the industry. All I did was pursue things that made me happy and see if I could played cards well. I didn’t want to be an actor, I never trained for it. I didn’t have any of my family in the industry, I didn’t know anyone, but I’m still here. I must have done something right.”
Madhavan is currently preparing to release his first directorial venture Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, based on the life of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely accused of espionage in 1994. The film tells the story of Nambi’s early days as a graduate student at Princeton University, before investigating his work as a scientist and the spying allegations against him.
In addition to Madhavan, Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta, Ron Donachie, Simran, Rajit Kapur, Ravi Raghavendra, Misha Ghoshal, Gulshan Grover, Karthik Kumar and Dinesh Prabhakar will star in the film. Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya will have special appearances in the film. The film, which is expected to hit theaters on July 1, was shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and English. It is also mentioned in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.