Many expressed their surprise when Tamil cinema iconic actor R Madhavan has decided to play a negative role in the new Telugu release “Savyasachi”. Madhavan has so far done only Tamil and Hindi film so what prompted him to do a Telugu film and that too in a negative role?
He opened up saying “The role, what else? It was a fabulous role. Though my character enters the picture mid-way, my introduction into the plot had me hooked. And the enthusiasm that I felt in Andhra Pradesh when I went there to finalize the Telugu version of my biopic on the space scientist Nambi Naraynan, clinched the matter. I was told I had no idea about my fan-following in Andhra. Now I do”.
Madhavan expressed his surprise by saying, “I had no idea I’d be received so well in my first Telugu film. Now of course there is ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ where I will be speaking my own lines in Telugu for the first time. I learnt the language for my character in ‘Savyasachi’. But they had to dub my voice finally. But for the Nambi biopic I will be speaking Telugu in my own voice.” Madhavan says he enjoyed his first stint in Telugu cinema. “I had never spoken in Telugu and I had never played a negative character. It was a new experience for me. I am certainly open to doing more Telugu films.”