Madhavan calls himself 'terrible star'

Wednesday 17th November 2021 06:24 EST

Actor R Madhavan, in an interview, admitted there are moments when he starts believing that his work has left an impact on people’s lives, however, is convinced that he is a terrible star.

Speaking in an interview with Film Companion’s Baradwaj Rangan, Madhavan said, “If anything, I feel very inadequate right now. I don’t think I’ve ever reached that stage at all. Those sort of realisations happen when I meet a big star or a politician or a leader, who embraces me and means what he says when he says that he really likes my work. Or I meet people from different generations in the same family, who say they are a part of the products that I create. Maybe that time I feel like I’m on the right path. But if anything, I still feel very strongly that my best is yet to come. I don’t know if that is a safety mechanism or if that is a fact…”

The actor said he has never allowed himself to be extremely well-off at any point in his career, which has furthered his fuel to do better. He said, “I think, also, I was never financially super settled at any given point of time, and never allowed myself to be there. That hunger to create what is called a ‘star life’ has always kept me wanting more. But I have realised I can never live like a star. I’m a terrible star. I don’t wear designer clothes, I can’t afford to have people around me all the time. I also realised the way you walk at the airport decides how many people mob you and how many people leave you alone. I’m very, very hungry. I don’t think I can ever reach a stage where I can say I’ve made it.”

On the work front, Madhavan is gearing up for the release of ‘Rocketry’, a biopic on the life of aeronautical engineer Nambi Narayanan.

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