R Madhavan has brought us some classic movies like Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, 3 Idiots and more. However, no matter how talented of an actor he came across as, he had to go through a lot of criticisms and back lashes from the people around. In an interview to Pinkvilla, he shared how he was felt let down when he started working for television and then later for a Tamil movie. Madhavan was seen in TV shows like ‘Banegi Apni Baat’ in early 1990s. One of his most successful ventures is Alaipayuthey in 2002. For this movie, he was also presented with the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Male-South.
R Madhavan Reveals Being Judged Post Every Endeavour:
Madhavan was quoted as, “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 over exposed 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 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.”
Rehna hai Tere Dil mein:
Recently, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, which starred Madhavan along side Dia Mirza completed 19 years. Talking about the movie, he said, “I know people have been dying to see us on screen. It has been over 19 years and somehow I’m still inundated with songs, scenes and dialogues from the film every day on my social media.”
There are talks going on about the sequel of the movie. To clarify the internal matters, he said, “We are doing our best to make it happen, but we will only work together when we can give our best. There is something so special about Reena and Maddy and I think there was an innocence and honesty we shared in RHTDM that resonates so deeply with everyone even today. We wouldn’t want to dilute that in any way.”