R Madhavan

  • To work with Mohit Suri again is the reward of 'Aashiqui 2': Shraddha Kapoor June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Post the success of 'Aashiqui 2', actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is three films old in Bollywood, wants to "conquer" a lot more and is willing to work hard. Shraddha, daughter of popular actor Shakti Kapoor, made her acting debut with 'Teen Patti' alongside megastar Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan...
  • R Madhavan sheds 15 kg for boxer's role in 'Laal' June 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor R. Madhavan, who turned 44 recently, is stationed in Los Angeles for the last six months preparing for a new film "Laal" in which he'll be seen as a boxer. He has lost 15 kg to look like a boxer. "It's been a time of a complete physical revamp...
  • If you love your country, then do vote: R Madhavan April 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor R.Madhavan has urged citizens to be a responsible "aam aadmi" (common man) and to step out and vote for the love of their country. The general election started Monday. "This is most important election of our (country's) history and I would want everyone to go and vote," Madhavan said...
  • Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' nominated for Japan Academy Awards January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aamir Khanstarrer '3 Idiots' has been nominated for the 37th Japan Academy Awards in the best Outstanding Foreign Language Film category. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the movie, which released in India Dec 23, 2009, was a blockbuster. It also featured Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor. According to the...
  • Kangana Ranaut, Vidyut Jamwal named PETA's hottest vegetarians January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood heartthrob Vidyut Jamwal and diva Kangana Ranaut have been named PETA India's hottest vegetarian celebrities of 2013. After garnering thousand's of votes, Jamwal, 33, and Ranaut, 26, bagged the top spot to be named the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's hottest star. They...
  • India is the new flavour in Hollywood: R Madhavan October 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor R Madhavan says filmmakers in West have realised the potential of Indian actors being able to take a film to wider audience which is why they want to rope them in Hollywood films. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and others have been part of Hollywood films....
  • Indian actors lack bandwidth to succeed internationally: R Madhavan September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood's big names Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan have tasted the Hollywood flavour. But R Madhavan, who has finally crossed over with international project 'Night Of The Living Dead: Origins', says Indian actors lack the capacity to establish themselves in an international setup. "We have a long way...
  • Just a good script is not enough, says R Madhavan September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The script is not the only thing that R Madhavan looks at while deciding a film. The producer and cast are equally important for him. "I used to only look at the script. Now, I look at the set up, producer and rest of the team," Madhavan told IANS...
  • Hindi remake of 'Vettai' to be a commercial potboiler: Karan Johar July 30, 2013

    Mumbai: In a first for filmmaker Karan Johar, he will be coproducing a remake of a south Indian masala film 'Vettai'. 'Vettai' is a 2012 Tamil action film directed by N Linguswamy. The original film starring Arya, R Madhavan, Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul was a huge hit. "I was very...
  • Night of the Living Dead: R Madhavan to star in Hollywood horror July 28, 2013

    Mumbai: R Madhavan is the latest Bollywood actor to join the Hollywood bandwagon with producer Simon West's horror remake of 1968 film 'Night of the Living Dead'. The 3D reboot, directed by Zebediah De Soto, is a reimagining of George A Romero's hit blackandwhite movie. It revolves around a group of...
  • MadhavanKangana to unite again for 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel July 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Actors R Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, the lead pair of 'Tanu Weds Manu', are all set to take the hit romantic comedy ahead in its sequel, to be helmed by Aanand L Rai. The 2011 film was the love story of an NRI and a feisty girl (Kangana) from Uttar...
  • Why 'Raanjhanaa' director prefers to work with southern actors June 21, 2013

    Chennai: Bollywood director Anand L. Rai prefers working with southern actors because his scripts demand simple characters and he finds these in them. While he worked with Tamil actor R. Madhavan in 'Tanu Weds Manu', he roped in Dhanush for 'Raanjhanaa'. "I think it's because the scripts I write require characters with...
  • Naga Chaitanya is a fast evolving mass hero: Sunil Varma April 25, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu actor Sunil Varma, who shares screen space with Naga Chaitanya in upcoming action drama, 'Thadaka', feels that the latter is one of the fast evolving mass heroes in the industry. "I played his (Chaitanya) friend in his debut film 'Josh' and play his costar in 'Thadaka'. The transformation I...
  • Salman Khan's fitness impresses actor Madhavan March 25, 2013

    Chennai: It took actor R Madhavan a workout session with Salman Khan to convince himself that he is not all that super strong. "All misconception of me being super strong and fit were laid to rest when I worked out with the one and only Salman Khan sir," posted Madhavan on...
  • Arshad Warsi to play conman in Ken Ghosh's next February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Arshad Warsi is looking forward to play a conman in Ken Ghosh's upcoming film alongside R Madhavan. The actor would be teaming up with R Madhavan for the first time on big screen for Ghosh's yettobetitled film. "The film with Ken Ghosh is about two conmen. It has...
  • Notables not on Celebrity 100 February 1, 2013

    Javed Akhtar He was hailed in creative circles for his efforts in getting the Copyright Act amended in May 2012. He also penned the lyrics for 'Ekk Deewana Tha'. But he doesn't feature in the Celebrity 100 because there was no specific category for lyricists. Irrfan Khan Despite all the accolades he...
  • Small screen too small for Bollywood's Alisters January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: With desi channels adapting international shows like 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and 'Got Talent', fans in India are quite used to stars such as Amitabh Bachchan or Madhuri Dixit popping up on TV screens as hosts or judges. But will Bollywood biggies ever take up acting...
  • 'Tanu Weds Manu' remake better than original: Producer November 15, 2012

    Chennai: Telugu producer NV Prasad feels his upcoming romantic comedy 'Mr. Pelli Koduku', a Telugu remake of Bollywood hit 'Tanu Weds Manu', will be superior than the original. "We are confident that our film will be better than the original. We've presented the story in such a way that it...
  • R Madhavan wants his fans to turn vegetarian October 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Vegetarian actor R Madhavan has lent his voice for a video urging people to stop violence against animals. The 42yearold has shot the brand new video 'Glass Walls' for PETA that aims to encourage people to reject violence against animals and to go vegan on World Vegetarian Day and...
  • First pictures of R Madhavan after weight loss September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor R Madhavan has finally realised that he needs to lose weight to save his lover boy image. He looked almost double the size of Bipasha Basu in his last release 'Jodi Breakers'. The actor lately posted pictures of his new look on Twitter. ...
  • 'Hate Story' director to make political films June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: After directing the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', Vivek Agnihotri is now making two films on sociopolitical issues. First to release will be his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' on the Naxal issue, starring Anupam Kher. The other film is a political thriller 'Freedom' with R Madhavan in...
  • Bollywood's super fight club league in Mumbai March 12, 2012

    There's nothing like a bollywood brawl but this time it is with a twist, with celebrities stepping out to support the Super Fight League in Mumbai. ...
  • Bipasha tweets to clear her equation with Maddy March 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu is miffed with reports that she is apprehensive about working with her 'Jodi Breakers' costar R. Madhavan again as the film has failed to mint moolah at the box office. "I detest vicious Gossip!@ActorMadhavan is one of my most favourite costars and I would love to work...
  • Bipasha bends name rule for 'Jodi Breakers' February 24, 2012

    Mumbai: 'Jodi Breakers' has a song 'Bipasha' composed by SalimSulaiman, but actress Bipasha Basu had apprehensions before lending her name to the number. "It's a song and it's a dance number where I have performed. I had apprehension before performing it but (director) Ashwini Chaudhary insisted that I should listen to...
  • I made it without a Godfather in B'wood: Bipasha February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Bipasha Basu has vowed never to discuss her personal life in public again after her breakup with John Abraham created headlines. Bipasha, who dated John for nine years after meeting on the sets of Jism, parted ways last year. The couple had been very open about their relationship...
  • Friday Release: BipsMaddy in 'Jodi Breakers' March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In a recent interview Bipasha Basu said," The viewers will get to see the real Bipasha in 'Jodi Breakers'. For the first time in ten years of my career I play a character which is the real Bipasha, like what I am in real life. It is quite...
  • I'm happy without six pack abs: Madhavan February 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Talented actor R. Madhavan straddles two worlds Hindi movies and southern cinema with elan but despite having a good hold in both, he doesn't believe in piling up projects in his kitty. "I do one film a year. I don't look at a film like a project, I...
  • A film's script should be idiotproof: Madhavan February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Raised with the values of a middleclass boy and a Westernstyle education, Madhavan is one of those rare actors who gets involved with his characters without realising how tantalisingly close he is to them. Take Manu from 'Tanu Weds Manu', Farhan from '3 Idiots' or Maddy from 'Rehnaa...