Actor R. Madhavan, who was last seen in ‘Jodi Breakers’ with Bipasha Basu in 2012, is all set to be back on the big screen. The actor is currently stationed in Los Angeles for the last six months preparing for his upcoming film ‘Laal’ in which he’ll be seen as a boxer. What’s more the actor, who recently turned 44, has also lost 15 kg to look like a boxer!
Talking about his transformation, Madhavan said in a telephonic interview from LA recently, “It’s been a time of a complete physical revamp for me. I’ve been in LA training and preparing for my part. My entire body structure and body language has changed. I now walk and think like a boxer.”
Madhavan recently celebrated his birthday with his close friends on June 1. Talking about his celebrations he said, “It was just small dinner here with close friends, that’s all. Unfortunately my wife Sarita and my son Vedant couldn’t be here for my birthday. They are joining me later this week. We’ll be spending a three-week holiday together… After the kind of training I’ve gone through during the past months, I think I’ve earned myself a break.”
Talking about his hiatus from the big screen for a while now, the actor said that it is very important for every actor to take some time off to re-invent himself. He further added, “Otherwise you end up being a parody of yourself… After ‘Vettai’ in Tamil and ‘Jodi Breakers’ in Hindi in 2012, I needed time to introspect. I think I am ready to start a new phase in my career.”
‘Laal’ is reportedly partially inspired by Muhammad Ali’s life. A source close to the project revealed more details saying, “The director has taken the core of Muhammad Ali’s life in the ring and added fictional flourishes to it. Madhavan, who has known Sudha from the time he worked with Mani in ‘Alai Payuthe’, ‘Kannathil Muttamital’ and ‘Guru’ planned and plotted the film together with the director and then took nearly a year off to prepare for his part.”