R Madhavan is all set to star in the biopic of controversial ISRO rocket scientist, Nambi Narayanan. While speaking about this ambitious project actor, Madhavan told TOI that he was taking advice from Aamir Khan for his character in the film. “The prep is taking me through different age groups, shapes and sizes. I have to put on weight to play the character in his older days, and I consulted Aamir for tips. He told me it’s better to do the heavier parts first so that I’m compelled to lose all the weight I put on. I am packing on the pounds religiously for my upcoming film, it’s probably the most exciting project of my life,” he revealed.
As per reports, Madhavan informed that his character will be shown in three stages from the age from 27 to 75. The actor will play the older and heavier part first, as per Aamir Khan’s tip. Earlier Mohanlal was approached for the film but he couldn’t sign the film due to date issues. The report also stated that the movie will be a tri-lingual film and will be released in Tamil, Hindi and English. Rocket scientist, Nambi Narayanan, was stuck in controversy when he was accused in an ISRO Espionage case. In 1994, he was arrested on charges of security leak in ISRO, though later, CBI dropped all the charges and he was acquitted by the Supreme court. (Also Read: After winning hearts in India, Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim’s Secret Superstar heads to Taiwan, Russia)
On the work front, R Madhavan is currently shooting for Chandoo Mondeti’s Telugu film, Savyasachi. The film also features Naga Chaitanya and Nidhhi Agerwal in pivotal roles. Madhavan’s last film, Vikram Vedha, which released earlier this year performed very well at the box office.