R Madhavan speaks on Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ 8th anniversary: Kangana Ranaut was a wonderful and supportive co-star | Hindi Movie News

R Madhavan is a fearless actor. When asked if he was “intimidated” by his Tanu Weds Manu co-star Kangana Ranaut, who had a double role in the sequel, Madhavan gives a classic reply. “No, I was not intimidated. Why should I be? She was my co-star in Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel, and a wonderful, supportive and genial co-star.”
Madhavan has wonderful memories of playing Manu in the two films. “The director Aanand L Rai is a dear friend. He somehow brings out the best in all his actors. I was certainly at home playing the quiet Manu.”

Madhavan who last year gave a superlative performance in the Nambi Narayanan biopic feels playing silent characters is very difficult. “Especially in our country where the extroverted character gets the audiences’ attention. I’ve always liked exploring silences on screen. Mani Ratnam was one director who allowed me to explore silences. Aanand L Rai is another.”

Responding to why Aanand L Rai has not worked with Madhavan since Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Madhavan chortles, “It’s not as if we are obliged to work with one another. I know Aanand will come to me when he has something as challenging as Manu for me. I know it is a hard act to follow up. But didn’t Aanand follow up Tanu Weds Manu with a sequel?And both were big successes.”

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