Actor Madhavan loves outdoor sports. Deep sea diving, skiing, bungee jumping, rappelling… He makes times for all when he’s on a break. This time, he paired up with golfer Jeev Milkha Singh for a professional golf tournament held at Dubai’s Emirates Golf Club.
The duo has played golf together before but not at a tournament. Madhavan, the only actor in the tournament, says, “When I paired up with Jeev, I was just doing it for the fun of participation. We were playing against top players, including Fred Couples, Frankie Dettori, Lee Westwood, Sir Ian Botham, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Thomas Bjorn and Mark O’Meara. We had to take a shot from 40 feet, the winner would be the one closest to the finishing point. It was crazy, I never thought I would win. It’s a great high.”
The actor, also popular down south, was unwell during the tournament and simultaneously preparing for the promotions of his forthcoming film, Jodi Breakers with Bipasha Basu, but made sure he had practiced enough.
“After working in a rom-com with a hottie (Bipasha Basu) it’s difficult to concentrate on a game,” laughs Madhavan. Will he look at playing golf professionally now? He says, “Maybe, never say never.”