Have no insecurites: Madhavan on ‘Saala Khadoos’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ and Kangana

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R Madhavan is one of a biggest survivors in Indian cinema. By that, we meant he has straddled Bollywood and Kollywood for over 15 years. With his new release Tanu Weds Manu Returns, the actor seems to be in a good place during a moment. Madhavan, who turned 45 on Jun 1, distinguished his birthday in a large approach in Mumbai, as stars from both a industries came to wish him.


R Madhavan in a still from Saala Khadoos. Image from IBN live.

And he had adequate reasons to celebrate. The actor is roving a tidal call as Tanu Weds Manu Returns, that expelled on May 22, has incited out to be a biggest blockbuster of a year so far. The film has raked in scarcely Rs 150 Crore from a box bureau in India and another Rs 55 Crore from overseas.

Last week Madhavan was behind in Chennai after months for a dubbing work of his bilingual film Saala Khadoos (Irudhi Suttru in Tamil). In an disdainful talk with Firstpost, Madhavan opens adult on his lapse to form.

Congratulations Tanu Weds Manu Returns has incited out to be a year’s biggest box-office hit!
Yes, it is a large strike and continues to stone a box-office, even one month after a release. The film has intensity to do lifetime of Rs 220 to 230 Crore from worldwide theatricals alone, that is outrageous by any yardstick. And a satellite radio rights are nonetheless to be sold.

Why do we consider it worked so good during a box-office?
Tanu Weds Manu Returns is an inspirational movie, that worked in all centres — from singular screens in UP to chosen multiplexes. The film was means to strike an surprising chord with a audiences, interjection to Anand L Rai’s regretful display and Himanshu Sharma’s shining writing. Of course, all this was corroborated by absolute performances from Kangana and an glorious ancillary cast. It worked zodiacally and a lot of people told me that it was an intelligent entertainer, with repeat assembly potential.

But didn’t Kangana shroud we in a film?

Right from a beginning, we knew a concentration was on Kangana, when Anand and Himanshu discussed a story. we strongly feel that it is a story and characterisation that works with today’s intelligent phone audiences. we have no insecurities, it is improved to be partial of a universe crater winning group than being runners up.

You were on a sabbatical for 3 years before a recover of Tanu Weds Manu Returns
There comes a time in an actor’s career when he gets wearied of slight scripts and decides to try a outward world. we realised after doing Tanu Weds Manu and Vettai in Tamil in 2011, that we had turn fat and boring. we spoke to my mother Sarita and motionless to take a break. we changed divided from a film attention and lived with a common male to know where we was lacking and what do they wish from an actor. The sabbatical helped me as it has helped to reinvent myself and come behind uninformed and with lot of energy.

You have clever fastening and trust with your directors like Mani Ratnam, Raju Hirani and now Anand L Rai
we vibe really good with Mani sir, Raju and Anand, they know me good and a comfort turn is high. They are also peaceful to be opposite in their filmmaking. My many noted films like Alaipayuthe, 3 Idiots and Tanu Weds Manu 1 2 were with these directors. It was Raju who suggested and gave me bravery to do Tanu Weds Manu. He is also producing my subsequent film Saala Khadoos.

Tell us more about Saala Khadoos
It is a sports film destined by Sudha Kongara, a former partner of Mani Ratnam and a Hindi chronicle is constructed Raju Hirani and I. It is titled Irudhi Suttru in Tamil. we play a maestro fighting coach, and it is a really severe role. The womanlike lead, Ritika Singh, is also a sportswoman. The film will recover someday after this year.

What about a partial 3 to Tanu Weds Manu?
Right now I’m looking during some scripts and if something excites me, will do it. As distant as Tanu Weds Manu is concerned, it has turn a biggest authorization film in India, and I’m certain there will be a partial 3, as and when Anand (L Rai) decides.