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Madhavan Not Targeting Anyone




Madhavan is  baffled as  to how his remarks  on  being focused on one film and one character are   being linked to Akshay Kumar and  the failure  of Samrat Prithviraj.

What Madhavan  said at  a press meet  is,  “People have lost patience after  Covid…The South hits like Pushpa have had their actors committed to the project  from the first to last . Making films in 3-4 months is just  not going to work.”

A large section of the media has connected  Madhavan’s general  remarks  to Akshay Kumar and his alleged lack of deep-focus on  the making  of  Samrat Prithviraj.

Madhavan is aghast. “I made no mention of  any particular  actor. I have no idea how  much time and  concentration Akshay Kumar has given to Samrat Prithviraj. All I know is that actors who worked in the pan-India blockbusters  from the South like Baahubali,  RRR, KGF and Pushpa  surrendered  themselves completely to  their project for a year, or even two and three years. Their dedication shows and that’s why these film are such blockbusters.”

Speaking on his own experience directing and starring in  the Nambi Narayannan bio-pic Madhavan says, “It didn’t  matter to me how many  years  it took  or how many other roles  I lost to do this  film. The important  thing was to get  it right. Playing a real-life character  specially one as  important as Nambi Narayanan  Sir comes  with a  responsibility.”

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