Raganathan Madhavan is among those in the Bollywood industry who has worked quite hard to climb the ladder and reach where he is now. Madhavan kicked off his career from films in Tamil. He was able to catch the limelight but it was he film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein that really brought him into the mainstream.
However, the project Saala Khadoos will see a different side of the star which he hasn’t explored yet. “I’m playing the role of a retired boxer who is a coach actually. He is outspoken and eccentric. It’s a story of how he meets a 17-year-old girl in whom he sees his past self,” unveiled the actor.
Talking about a similar film Mary Kom he said, “Mary Kom was about a world champion, Mangte Chungneijang. Saala Khadoos follows two people and how they achieve glory together. Obviously there has to be a coach and a climax but I don’t think they will be similar.”
Talking about his works thus far, “All the characters that I have played in the past actually summarise my journey. My character in Saala Khadoos too depicts a large part of me, exactly the way my role in Tanu Weds Manu did.”
The actor is not in any surprises about has fan following across the border in Pakistan, “I keep getting awesome messages [from Pakistani fans] on social media, appreciating all the work that I have done. I am quite thrilled … They say such good things,” he says. And Maddy is one character even his Pakistani fans haven’t forgotten. “I did this movie almost 15 years ago. It’s remarkable how we reach out to such a wide audience. I want to thank the Pakistani audiences … They have been very kind to me.”
Talking about the Pakistani television dramas he had this to say,
“I think they’re phenomenal. They’ve caught on really well and the people are relating to them. There’s so much that’s common in both the countries, I’m a huge fan of some of the actors there and the movies from there.”
“I am very keen on coming there and meeting the people. I’ve been hearing a lot about their love for my work. I’d love to come and see that in person,” he said. The actor was happy over the artists that were regularly going and working in the industries.