Earlier, Madhavan had revealed that he had to sit through 14 hours of makeup to get his look right.

Madhavans latest photos show striking resemblance with scientist Nambi Narayanan
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 16:50

Actor Madhavan has been taking his fans through his journey of transforming into scientist Nambi Narayanan for his upcoming film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, sharing a sneak-peek photo or video once in a while on Instagram. The actor’s latest reveal is a collage of photos where he’s seen posing along with the scientist. In these photos, the two look astonishingly similar.

Sharing the photo on his Instagram page, Madhavan wrote: “After 14 hrs on the chair.. Who is who is WHO???” Earlier, Madhavan had revealed that he had to sit through 14 hours of makeup to get his look right. Releasing a video of this transformation, he captioned it, “When getting in the character take 2 years and getting the look in place take 14 hrs on the chair (sic).”

On Monday, it was revealed that Madhavan will be taking over the whole directing duties of the film after Ananth Mahadevan left the project due to "unavoidable circumstances”.

Earlier, Madhavan was co-directing the film, based on the life of scientist and aerospace engineer S Nambi Narayanan, with Mahadevan. This will now mark his solo directorial debut.

"Ananth Mahadevan is an extremely talented filmmaker. However, owing to unavoidable circumstances and certain pressing commitments he could no longer direct Rocketry - The Nambi Effect," Madhavan said in a statement.

"Rocketry is close to my heart for many reasons. The film is shaping up well and I can't wait to tell the incredible story of Nambi Narayanan to the world," he added.

As a senior official at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Narayanan was in-charge of the cryogenics division. In 1994, he was falsely charged with espionage and arrested. The charges against him were dismissed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 1996, and the Supreme Court declared him not guilty in 1998.

The film is scheduled to release later this year.