R Madhavan whose Rocketry trailer was received by movie lovers with great gusto on Thursday has been down with Covid 19. Now his mother has also tested Covid positive. Speaking on the trauma Madhavan says, “As of now I’m feeling fine. But my mother has also contracted Covid. We are locked away in different rooms in the house. After my mother was detected we packed away my father to a hotel and safety until my mother and I are quarantined.”
Luckily for Maddy, his wife and son are not in town. “They are in Dubai from before this new wave of Covid hit us. So they are relatively safe. I don’t know what I would have done if I had to protect my son from Covid in Mumbai. There really doesn’t seem to be any way of keeping your loved ones from this virus. It seems to have taken over our lives.”
Madhavan is getting ready his bio-pic on Nambi Narayanan who gave his life to space research. Madhavan is not only playing the legendary Nambi Naryanan in Rocketry The Nambi Effect, but he’s also directing the biopic and that too in multiple languages.
Says Maddy, “I’ve given five years of my life to put together this great man’s story. We’ve travelled to several continents and through several eras to preserve the authenticity of the storytelling. I’ve had the privilege of working with some really big names from international cinema who were only too glad to be part of a story that had to be told.”
Shooting the story through various decades was not easy. “We couldn’t just follow the fashion trends of the specific eras. Scientists are not known to be fashion conscious. They live in their own world. We had to make them look credible and at the same time not too representative of the era. It wasn’t easy. But we’ve finally completed the shooting. And we‘ll soon be into post-production.”
Maddy, as he is known across the Tamil film industry and Bollywood, feels the time to tell Nambi Narayanan’s story is now. “There is a hunger in the audience to know about the true heroes of our country. Nambi Narayanan was a much-misunderstood genius who dedicated his life to the country. I am proud to have got the chance to tell his story.”
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