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In conversation with BT, Madhavan on his POA in Bollywood and the way forward
Tanvi Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; March 6, 2012)
R Madhavan, in an informal chat, tells BT about how he makes his presence felt even in multi-starrer films, his choice of B-Town flicks, why February has been a lucky month for him and lots more…
You have worked with the likes of Mani Ratnam, Kamal Haasan, Raju Hirani and actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. Is it a conscious decision to continue working with such biggies? I have done my bit of working with the biggies of Indian cinema. I have gained from working with them. It was a pleasure and a great learning experience. But as a 44-year old actor, don’t you feel I should be coming out of those kind of films and creating a different space for myself ? I want to get out of working in typical commercial Hindi film projects and do roles that will expand my horizons. I need to establish myself in a more challenging space and do roles that I haven’t done before.
You have only done nine films in Bollywood. Why? Whether it is Hindi or films in the south, it is very difficult to find films with quality today. I have done only one film in a year. I feel stories need to be told differently and it takes a long time to choose an exciting subject. I have worked for different genres of films that have a different pitch. Hopefully, that novelty has worked and will work for me. There are a lot of southern remakes in Bollywood today but they are only More >
Imran Khan, in a freewheeling chat, on Avantika, Ranbir and Kareena
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 24, 2011)
Forty days after his high-profile marriage to Ms Richie Rich Avantika Malik, Imran has managed a day off. Right this minute he is a ghar jamai because his own bungalow is under renovation. Comfortable in his ma-inlaw’s plush, sea-side apartment, Bollywood’s blue-chip boy gets candid about everyone who has touched his life in the last few days.
How is marriage treating you?
I don’t know. I haven’t had the time to spend time with Avantika. Today is the first free day I have had since I got back from the wedding. We had the last function on January 17. 18th was the travel date and from 19th onwards I’ve been shooting. It is a really hectic time since I’m rushing to finish two films.
Is your bride not complaining?
Eight-and-a-half years into the relationship she knows how I am.
Has marriage changed anything at all?
I don’t know how to say this without sounding cheesy. Somewhere something clicks and you feel, ‘okay now I am a man’. Something happens. My feelings for Avantika were always the same. My closeness to her family is the same. Right now, you and I, are sitting in her mother’s house. Yet within a couple of days after the wedding, something clicked and I felt ‘I’m responsible for this person.’
What happens to the romance after marriage?
I’m not one for the classic notions of romance. I’m a great believer More >