Actor R Madhavan has revealed that he rejected Ghajini, starring Suriya within the lead function, as he ‘did not like story’. Recently, throughout an Instagram reside chat session with Suriya, Madhavan mentioned that he had instructed movie director AR Murugadoss that he could not join with the ‘second half of movie.’ Madhavan additionally recalled that Suriya did not devour any salt for practically every week making him realise the ‘effort and laborious work’ he was placing in for the function. (Also Read | R Madhavan more excited to see Saif Ali Khan than Hrithik Roshan in Vikram Vedha)

Ghajini (2005) is a Tamil motion thriller movie directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Salem Chandrasekharan. The movie stars Suriya, Asin, Nayanthara, Pradeep Rawat and Riyaz Khan. It was dubbed and launched in Telugu by Allu Aravind in November 2005. It was remade right into a Hindi movie by Murugadoss once more in 2008, with Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, and Pradeep Rawat.

As translated by Galatta, Madhavan instructed Suriya, “I was offered a film called Ghajini. I rejected the film as I didn’t like the story and I told director AR Murugadoss sir that the second half of the film didn’t connect with me. That story eventually came to you and I was very happy after watching you. I had seen you earlier in Kaakha Kaakha and I was happy because I felt the role in Ghajini had gone to the right person, which you as well proved. The success of Ghajini is a huge thing. I watched the hard work you had put in for your role in the film and for achieving your six-pack abs. At the time, it made me wonder whether I can do this since you were working that hard.”

He additionally added, “I remember quite well that you had not consumed any salt for nearly a week for your physique and it created a disinterest in my work. I started questioning myself about the kind of work I was doing and I would look at you and it hit me how much effort and hard work you were putting in for your role. And, I really felt that I was not doing enough justice to my career and my movies. Only after that, I began applying the advice that I had given you in my life. I used you as an example. And then, of course, after Ghajini, your career was historical for everyone to see.”

R Madhavan was lately seen in his directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The movie is predicated on the lifetime of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely charged with espionage in 1994. The movie launched in theatres on July 1.

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