R Madhavanâ€™s upcoming film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is taking shape well. The actor is transforming himself into the rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan who was accused of espionage in 1994 and later acquitted of all charges in 1998 by the Supreme Court.
The film will tell the tale of the scientist, his achievements, his downfall and how he got to clear his name.
Maddy will be appearing as the rocket scientist in the film and grew long locks of hair and beard to fit in the role. And that is not all! It took him 14 hours to transform himself into the character he plays.
Releasing a video of this transformation, he captioned it, â€śWhen getting in the character take 2 years and getting the look in place take 14 hrs on the chair (sic).â€ť Well, with the amount of hard work he is putting in, Madhavan is sure to get deep into the skin of the character!
On playing the role, he has been quoted by The Hindustan Times as saying, â€śI am very excited that Nambi sir is back to his original look. He looks 15 years younger. I have no idea how I am going to look. I have never been so closed up in my life, but fingers crossed and hoping for the best.â€ť
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is being directed jointly by Anant Mahadevan and R Madhavan and it marks the latterâ€™s debut as director. Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Anant Mahadevan had said earlier, â€śI heard about the ISRO spy case and how Nambi Narayanan, who was charged with espionage, fought to prove his innocence. When I met this gentleman, I learned the whole story behind his life. Unfortunately, it was the spy case that brought him to limelight whereas he should have been known for a much better reason.â€ť
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