madhavan: Open to acting in romantic dramas, but not facing younger female roles, says R Madhavan

Actor R Madhavan says he is open to starring in romantic dramas as long as it doesn’t require him to star alongside a young female lead.

Madhavan, best known for his love stories such as “Alaipayuthey”, “Kannathil Muthamittal”, “Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein” and “Tanu Weds Manu”, said he now wants to play age-appropriate roles.

“I have to be age-appropriate in my roles. It’s not that I’m romanticizing a young girl now. It’s not something I want to do. If I’m offered a romantic movie, it has to be age-appropriate. age or have content that makes me viable to be a part of it,” the 52-year-old actor told PTI.

As a performer, Madhavan said he always followed his instincts.

“I go where I am emotionally. If I like it, I do it. It’s always instinctive,” he added.

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The Jamshedpur-born actor, who has mainly acted in Tamil and Hindi films during his two-decade career, said he realized the unpredictable nature of showbiz early on in his career.

“It was about finding my own path. I realized very early in my life that no one could predict anything about the industry. All I did was pursue things that made me happy. made me happy and see if I was playing the cards correctly.

“I didn’t want to be an actor, I was never trained to be one. I didn’t have anyone from my family in the industry, I didn’t know anyone but I’m still here. I had to do something good,” he said. said.

Madhavan is currently gearing up for the release of his directorial debut “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect”, based on the life of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely accused of espionage in 1994.

For his first project as a filmmaker, Madhavan said he was inspired by his directors Mani Ratnam (“Alaipayuthey”, “Guru”) and Rajkumar Hirani (“3 Idiots”).

“I learned from Raju (Hirani) that it didn’t have to be a stressful set. From Mani, it was all about how to talk to actors,” he added.

“Rocketry” chronicles Narayanan’s early life as a graduate student at Princeton University, before exploring his work as a scientist and the espionage allegations against him.

The film, which is scheduled for theatrical release on Friday, was shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and English. It is also dubbed in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.