30 July, 2021

R. Madhavan

The actor on his new film, Tanu Weds Manu

R. Madhavan

You’ve worked with Anand Rai, who is only one film old. Was it tough?

When I do a film, I try and see how in tune I am with the director. In Anand I found a passionate desire to tell a story; that made me surrender to him completely.

You’ve worked with Kangna in this film. A first again.

She suits the role of Tanu to a T because she’s a small-town girl herself.

How was she to work with?

Unnervingly professional. Gung-ho about rehearsals and ready with her inputs.

Your career seems to be going great guns....

Yes, surprisingly. Roles just fall into my lap. But seriously, I feel very few people could’ve done this role.

What made you go for this script?

I thought a love story based in India and a romantic script at that would be absolutely wonderful to do.

Tell us about the role?

It was tough. I play a quiet guy—non-heroic. I had to project a quiet energy...be...

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