Actor R Madhavan has recalled an incident when actor Shah Rukh Khan asked him to be a part of Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. On Monday, during the promotions of his upcoming film, R Madhavan revealed that he had expressed his desire to work in the film during one of Shah Rukh’s birthday parties. R Madhavan said that he had spoken to Shah Rukh about the film while working in Zero. (Also Read | Fans Join R Madhavan as Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Trailer Shown in Times Square,
Both Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya have cameo roles in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Shah Rukh played a chat show host interviewing Madhavan’s character in the Hindi version of the film, while Suriya played the same role. No fee was charged for his appearance in the film. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former rocket scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), who was falsely accused of espionage and arrested in 1994.
As quoted by news agency ANI, R Madhavan said, “I had mentioned Shah Rukh Khan sahab (sir) about Rocketry when I worked with him in Zero… the status of the film and the desire to be a part of the film Expressed. ‘Mujhe background mein koi bhumi chalega main film ka hisa hona chahta hoon (I am ready to play any role in the background, I want to be a part of the film), Khan sahab told me. I felt that He is joking. Two days later my wife Sarita asked me to thank Khan Sahab for his kind words. I sent a message to Khan Sahab’s manager asking him to express his gratitude and I immediately Received a text from the manager, which read, ‘Khan sahab dates pooch rahe hai shoot ki’.. and thus became a part of our film.
He also said, “Both (Shah Rukh and Suriya) didn’t charge a single penny for their work in the film. They didn’t charge anything for the caravan, costumes and assistants. In fact, Suriya flew to Mumbai to shoot. Loaded up. His crew on his money. He didn’t charge for flights or for a dialogue writer, who translated his lines into Tamil.”
R Madhavan will play the role of Nambi Narayanan in the film. The film, slated to release on July 1, has been shot in India, France, Canada, Georgia and Serbia. It will be available in six languages across the world including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
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