Actor and filmmaker R. Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is touted to be one the most awaited films. Initially, the film had several actor’s tongues wagging for a role, owing its impeccable script and the storyline.
Well, to everyone’s surprise, even superstar Shah Rukh Khan was eager to be a part of the epic drama.
During a recent interaction, R Madhavan recalled an incident when SRK asked him to making him a part of Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Currently, the film is on the promotional stages and during a press event on Monday, R Madhavan revealed that during one of Shah Rukh's birthday parties he had expressed his desire to feature in the film. Madhavan added that he spoke to SRK about the film while they worked in Zero.
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Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya have cameo roles in the film. The 56-year-old actor plays a chat show host interviewing Madhavan's character in the film's Hindi version.
As quoted by ANI, R Madhavan revealed that Shah Rukh Khan was ready to play any role in the background and he just wanted to be a part of the film.
R Madhavan said, "I mentioned about Rocketry to Shah Rukh Khan sahab (sir) when I worked with him in Zero ...he vividly remembered it that during one of his birthday parties he asked me about the film's status and expressed his desire to be a part of the film. 'Mujhe background mein koi bhi role chalega main is film ka hissa hona chahta hu (I'm ready to play any role in the background I want to be a part of this film), Khan sahab told me. I thought he was joking.”
He continued, “Two days later my wife Sarita asked me to thank Khan sahab for his kind words. I dropped a message to Khan sahab's manager asking her to convey my gratitude to him and I instantly got a text from the manager saying, 'Khan sahab dates puch rahe hai shoot ki (Khan sir is asking about the dates of the shoot)'.. and that's how he became a part of our film."
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During the same interview on Monday, R Madhavan revealed that neither Shah Rukh nor Suriya charged any fee for their appearances in the film.
He also added, "The two (Shah Rukh and Suriya) did not charge a single penny for their work in the film. They did not charge anything for caravans, costumes, and assistants. In fact, Suriya flew out to shoot in Mumbai with his crew on his own money. He did not charge for the flights or for the dialogue writer who translated his lines in Tamil."
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is based on the life of former rocket scientist at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely accused of espionage and arrested in 1994.
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