I am jealous of Kangana Ranaut: Madhavan on Tanu Weds Manu Returns
With Kangana essaying a double role in the film, and also grabbing attention in the trailers, Madhavan is quick to admit that the spotlight is, indeed, on her. The actor says he is overshadowed by Kangana in Tanu Weds Manu Returns; but adds that he is not insecure about taking up such roles.Updated: May 17, 2015 14:00 IST
R Madhavan, who has won acclaim for films in Hindi, Tamil and various other languages, is excited about his upcoming release — Tanu Weds Manu Returns. A sequel to the hit, Tanu Weds Manu (2011), it will see the actor team up with co-star Kangana Ranaut once again.
With Kangana essaying a double role in the film, and also grabbing attention in the trailers, Madhavan is quick to admit that the spotlight is, indeed, on her. “Am I insecure about the film? Yes. Am I jealous of Kangana? Yes I am. Do I believe she has a higher stake in the film? Yes, of course. Does the fact that she is playing a double role unnerve me? Yes it does. Did I go and tell Aanand (L Rai; director), ‘Why are you making her the hero of the film?’ Yes, I did. And despite all this, I told myself that I would do the movie and find my space under the sun,” he says, clearly mincing no words.
He adds, “What kind of an actor would I be if I get insecure about these things? You have to be inspirational for the generation to come. I’m a selfless, confident actor.”
Ask Madhavan if he feels that directors should cast him more often, and he explains, “People like Aanand, Mani Ratnam, Rajkumar Hirani and me are in a position where we don’t need to make films with someone on the basis of our friendship. For instance, I was extremely jealous of Dhanush when Aanand cast him in Raanjhanaa (2013), but I knew I wouldn’t have suited the role. We need such healthy competition.”
First Published: May 17, 2015 13:05 IST