‘Lead’ing award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Jan 2018 10:39:36


Actor R Madhavan has been in the film industry for over two decades and the actor says the fact that he still gets to play a lead in the movies is the “biggest award” for him.

The 47-year-old actor, who started off as a TV actor with hit shows such as Sea Hawks and Ghar Jamai, said he is proud of his achievements.
“They all give titles to actors in the South. They also wanted to give me a title which meant ‘King of Smiles’, but I said no. And they got offended.

“My biggest award is after 20 years, I am still playing the main lead, so that’s great. It’s an award that very few people can claim,” Madhavan told at the launch of his upcoming web series Breathe.

Breathe marks the first time that Madhavan is exploring the digital platform. “Yes, it is a new platform where if we are providing good content, we can reach a wider audience. But then that content has to be high in quality because it is going worldwide. Digital content is private viewing whereas cinema is a community viewing, so the contents are different in nature.”

The actor said initially he was not keen on doing a web series as he was busy with films, but the concept of Breathe made him change his mind.
“The reason, I take time to do a project is because I need to get really excited. Breathe is one of the exciting projects I have recently heard. It was coinciding with the dates of Vikram Vedha but I did it. This web series is best piece of work I have done in my career,” he said.
Directed by Mayank Sharma, the series will stream on Amazon Prime Video from January 26.