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Madhavan: “I Am Grateful To  God  & The Audience”




“In these times when  biopics about gangsters and  scamsters are getting audiences’  attention I am grateful that people made time  to see  a biopic on a scientist who gave his  blood sweat  and  tears  to make  our nation proud,” says Madhavan as Rocketry,  the bio-pic on Nambi Narayanan crosses boxoffice  hurdles to become a   boxoffice success.

“It’s  seven years  of penance  finally paying off. I  was  repeatedly told  to introduce songs  and fights  into  Nambi Sir’s story. Can you imagine Nambi Sir  singing and dancing  and  fighting? Sorry, I would have  preferred  to not make  the  film rather than dilute  the story  of  a man who  refused to buckle under pressure,” says Madhavan, vowing to never return to direction.

“No  more  direction for me. I  was  born to face the camera. I had to  wear the director’s mantle  because  there  was  a story that I had to tell,” says Madhavan

Would he like to make  a bio-pic on his own life?

“Are  you kidding? What have I done that is  so remarkable? Honestly we  give too much attention to film actors  in this country.We should make more film about unsung heroes,not the singing heroes  on  screen,” he  reiterates.

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