R Madhavan Won’t Direct Again After Rocketry: My Wife Wants Me To Focus On Acting

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect: R Madhavan has not only played the titular role in the biographical drama but has also directed, produced and written the film.

R Madhavan Won't Direct Again After Rocketry: My Wife Wants Me To Focus On Acting

R Madhavan, who makes his directorial debut with Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, is not sure about directing a film, anytime soon. The actor said he finds the process very ‘exhausting’. Madhavan, who has written, directed and has also acted in Rocketry, added that his wife Sarita, too, wants him to focus on acting, for now. 

In the film, Madhavan plays the role of Nambi Narayanan, a former Indian Space Research Organization scientist and aerospace engineer, known for developing efficient liquid fuel engines. With the film due for release in cinemas on July 1, Madhavan was busy with the promotions. On Wednesday, he was in Chennai to meet the press, and talk about the movie, which will be released in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages, apart from Hindi and English. Also Read: Akshay Kumar’s Highest-Grossing Films At Box Office


When R Madhavan was asked if he plans on directing again, he said there were no immediate plans. “I don’t think I have it in me to direct again. It’s an exhausting process and I have no immediate plans as such to direct. Even with Rocketry, since the original director attached with the film had to exit the project due to his prior commitments, I took up the mantle as I didn’t have time to approach anyone else. Mr. Nambi believed in me and he pushed me to take up the job and I thought it was my duty to do it.” Madhavan said. Also Read: Raksha Bandhan Box Office: Akshay Kumar Reacts To CLASH With Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha

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He also said that his wife wants him to focus on acting. “My wife wants me to focus on acting for now. I’m no Mani Ratnam to confidently make films in different genres. I don’t think I can do it. If I have to direct again, then a story should really move me,” Madhavan said.

Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya Cameo In Rocketry Movie

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’s stars Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta and Ron Donachie. Superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya will also be seen in special cameos in the film. It will hit the screens on l1 in six languages worldwide, including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan To Ranbir Kapoor: First Salaries Of Bollywood Celebs & Here’s How They Spent It!

Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya Cameo In Rocketry Movie

The Tanu Weds Manu Returns actor revealed how SRK and Suriya played key cameo roles without billing him for the hours spent on the sets of Rocketry. “Be it Suriya or (Shah Rukh) Khan sahab, none of them charged any fee for the film. They didn’t even charge anything for the caravans, costumes and assistants. Suriya flew out to shoot in Mumbai along with his crew on his own money. He didn’t even charge for the flights or for the dialogue writer who translated his lines in Tamil,” Madhavan had said earlier.



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