Did you know R Madhavan rejected Suriya starrer Ghajini? Here’s why

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R Madhavan is one of the most talented and successful actors in the industry. Over the years, he has been a part of many films and delivered terrific performances in each one of them. During his recent Instagram live chat session with Suriya, R Madhavan made a surprising revelation as he shared that he has rejected Ghajini, starring Suriya in the lead role. The actor also revealed the reason behind turning down the film.

As translated by Galatta, R Madhavan told Suriya, “I was offered a film called Ghajini. I rejected the film as I didn’t like the story and I told director AR Murugadoss sir that the second half of the film didn’t connect with me. That story eventually came to you and I was very happy after watching you.”

He added, “I had seen you earlier in Kaakha Kaakha and I was happy because I felt the role in Ghajini had gone to the right person, which you as well proved. The success of Ghajini is a huge thing. I watched the hard work you had put in for your role in the film and for achieving your six-pack abs. At the time, it made me wonder whether I can do this since you were working that hard.”

 

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R Madhavan went on to add, “I remember quite well that you had not consumed any salt for nearly a week for your physique and it created a disinterest in my work. I started questioning myself about the kind of work I was doing and I would look at you and it hit me how much effort and hard work you were putting in for your role. And I really felt that I was not doing enough justice to my career and my movies. Only after that, I began applying the advice that I had given you in my life. I used you as an example. And then, of course, after Ghajini, your career was historical for everyone to see.”

The Tamil action thriller film was produced by Salem Chandrasekharan. Apart from Suriya, it also starred Asin, Nayanthara, Pradeep Rawat and Riyaz Khan.

R Madhavan was recently seen in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Shah Rukh Khan made a cameo in the film.

 

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