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R Madhavan: Kangana Ranaut is not a ‘pushover’ heroine

Next, Kangana Ranaut will be seen in Emergency, playing India’s former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

R Madhavan: Kangana Ranaut is not a ‘pushover’ heroine

A still from Tanu Weds Manu

  • Priyamm Dangi

Last Updated: 08.04 AM, Apr 24, 2023


Actor R Madhavan’s association with Kangana Ranaut started with Anand L Rai’s 2011 released film Tanu Weds Manu. The audience hailed their chemistry resulting in the release of its sequel, Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015. In an interview with Rohan Dua, Madhavan, while talking about the strong women in his life, praised Kangana as being one of them. Reacting to the statement on Twitter, Kangana took to Twitter and wrote, “Sharma ji aap bade darling type ho (you are a darling).”

When asked about how it was working with Kangana, Madhavan said that he has had the good fortune of working with women with strong opinions. They are not pushovers, not cliché heroines who dance in a couple of movies and get slapped by the man and walk away. He further added that “Kangana is really an extraordinary actor who brings so much to the roles that she does”.

“If you look at all the leading ladies of all my films, they are very very strong. I had a good fortune of growing up with some really strong women in my house itself. My mother was manager of a bank in Bihar for 30 years. So, you see how strong women are. I think they are the stronger species. They last much longer. If you look at your grandparents, I can promise you that today your grandfather would be actually relying more on your grandmother than vice versa. That's a universal truth that all men must reconcile with,” he further elaborated.

Madhavan was last seen in Kookie Gulati’s Dhokha: Round D Corner, alongside Aparshakti Khurana and Khushali Kumar. He will be seen next in The Railway Men, based upon the Bhopal gas tradegy and stars Babil Khan, Kay Kay Menon and Divyendu Sharma.

Kangana on the other hand will soon feature next in Emergency, playing India’s former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The film also stars Anupam Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Mahima Chaudhary, and Milind Soman.