Madhavan talks about Shah Rukh Khans role in the film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Film lovers are waiting for upcoming movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The film tells the story and life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. Madhavan will play the role of Nambi Narayanan in the film. Madhavan himself wrote and directed the film Rocketry.
The film stars South Indian actor Suriya and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in guest roles. Madhavan says that the two came to the film on their own initiative. Madhavan told Manorama News on Tuesday that Shah Rukh Khan had shown special interest in acting in the film.
“Suriya and Shah Rukh Khan took the initiative to act in this film. I never asked them. I was told this script while starring in Shah Rukh Khan's Zero. Suriya is a close friend of mine and he also knew about this movie.
When I went to attend Shah Rukh Khan's birthday party, he expressed his interest in acting in Rocketry. I told him I was the hero in the movie. He said that any scene with him walking through the back was enough. Because Shah Rukh liked the story of Nambi Narayanan. I thought it's something he said because of the joy on birthday.
Two days later, my wife asked him to send a message to Shah Rukh. He remembers my movie. I sent him a message saying thank you for inquiring about the movie. Shah Rukh Khan replied that he wants to do a part. I told him there was no role for him in this film. Even after that, Shah Rukh's manager called and told me that he wanted to be a part of the film. This is the first time I've directed. I just said I would be sad if he did not come just to give me hope. But the manager said that Shah Rukh will come.
Shah Rukh came. He acted in the movie and met Nambi Narayanan. Shah Rukh Khan spoke to him with great respect. He refused the payment for his performance in the film;” said Madhavan.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is Madhavan's first directorial venture. R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect received rave reviews at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
Dr. Varghese Moolan is the co-producer of the film. He added that the film's trailer has been getting a good response from the audience since its release in April 2021.
Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya will be making guest appearances in Rocketry. Prajesh Sen, director of the films Captain and Vellam, is a co-director of the film.
Madhavan's Tricolor Films and Hollywood production company 27 Way Investments are the producers of the film. The movie will hit theaters on July 1.