If there is one actor who is aging younger by the day, it is 3 Idiots star R Madhavan. The early 90’s and 2000 year kids experienced a cyclone of love-crush on the actor, making him an evergreen star there and then and the effects of that cyclone, on the entire generation, is still evident as they scrolled down to his latest post on the ocassion of Mother’s Day.
Caught in a sweet surprise, the fans couldn’t stop swooning over the post as they saw a clean-shaven Madhavan smiling back at the lens. Sporting a pair of black-rimmed reading glasses and donning an olive green shirt, Madhavan looked not a day older than when he featured in his 2001 release, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein. Madhavan explained the spontaneous move in his caption which read, “HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MAA .. so I finally did what you have been asking me to…Shaved after 2 YEARS.. and the YOUNGER NAMBI NARAYANAN is ready to go to France and win them over. #shaversremorse #Rocketrythefilm #Rocketryfilm @Rocketryfilm #filminginfrance #filminginserbia #vijaymoolan #nambinarayanan #vernonfrance” (sic).
On the professional front, Madhavan’s upcoming project, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, is based on the life of a former scientist and aerospace engineer, Nambi Narayanan. The film is directed by the actor itself after Ananth Mahadevan left the project due to unknown reason.
The film is a debut for R Madhavan as a director and it will be interesting to see how the film will turn out to be. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect will hit the theatres this year and it will be a trilingual project releasing in Hindi, English and Tamil.
About scientist Nambi Narayanan, as a senior official at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), he was in charge of the cryogenics division. He was falsely charged with leaking vital defence secrets to two alleged Maldivian intelligence officers in 1994 and arrested for espionage but the charges against him were dismissed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 1996 and he was declared not guilty by the Supreme Court of India in 1998.