People told me I'm a TV actor and won't get films, when I got a Tamil project, they said I'll not get Hindi offers: R Madhavan on naysayers


R Madhavan is undoubtedly one of the finest actors the Indian cinema industry has. Having completed nearly 25 years in showbiz, Madhavan has done television shows along with Hindi and South films. Now, as he is gearing up for the global premiere of his multilingual thriller Nishabdham, Madhavan, in an interview, spoke about making a transition from TV to films. The 50-year-old star revealed that when he was 'overexposed' on television, people thought he isn't fit to do films. However, when he bagged his first Tamil film Mani Ratnam's Alaipayuthey (2000), naysayers opined that he will never stand a chance to lead a Hindi film. When he proved them wrong with projects like 3 Idiots and many others, haters cropped up to say that he is a pan-India star but is limited. 

"Strangely, when I was doing TV in Hindi, people told me I am a television actor and I will never do movies as I am already overexposed on Hindi TV so aapko movie nahi milegi (you won’t get movies). Then Mani Ratnam cast me in Alaipayuthey and it became a big hit and so I became a Tamil actor and then people in Bombay said ‘you know, you are a Tamil actor, that’s it. You won’t get Hindi films.’ Then I started getting Hindi films so they said ‘okay, he is a pan Indian actor but you know, you are limited’. I feel everybody tries to put you in a mould which perhaps life put them in, they have faced these challenges but everybody’s level to understand languages, deal with pressures and most importantly, talent is different," Madhavan told.

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Madhavan's Nishabdham co-starring Anushka Shetty, Anjali, Shalini Pandey, Subbaraju and Srinivas Avasarala will release on Amazon Prime Video on October 2, 2020. 

(Source: Pinkvilla)