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I’ll do television only for money: Madhavan

bollywood Updated: Apr 20, 2011 12:29 IST
Aditi Pant
Aditi Pant
Hindustan Times
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Basking in the success of his last film, Tanu Weds Manu, actor R Madhavan is not in a mood to return to television. Despite every actor worth his salt taking a plunge in the small screen business, Maddy, the original TV host with Tol Mol Ke Bol and Deal Ya No Deal to his credit, wants to concentrate only on films for now. “I will do television only for money. And right now, I don’t feel the need for it,” he says.

The actor, who was in town recently to promote Joyalukkas jewellery franchise, is busy reading scripts currently.

“That’s the thing about a hit film or a flop film. You get wary about signing up for a new film and end up reading a lot of scripts,” he muses.

MadhavanIn recent times, almost all seasoned actors are getting into film or television production.

So, will Madhavan, who turned 40 last year, too join the bandwagon? “I have only one production to my credit so far — my kid,” he laughs, adding that he is concentrating only on his on-screen skills for now.

So, can we put Maddy in the same slot as that of Rajinikanth, who too is a southern superstar with a pan-India popularity? “Rajinikanth is an enigma, a true phenomenon. He doesn’t need six-pack abs or brand endorsements. He is a brand himself and in a separate category altogether,” says the self-confessed Rajini fan.