R Madhavan missed out on the opportunity to enact on screen the role of renowned mathematician Ramanujam in the film The Man Who Knew Infinity. The role finally went to Dev Patel. It would have been an interesting character for Madhavan to play.
But looks like Madhavan will finally get to play another scientific mind. He will be seen as the controversial ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in Ananth Narayan Mahadevan’s next film. Nambi was framed in an espionage case and was later acquitted. The story of the film will be based on Nambi Narayanan’s autobiography Ormakalude Brahmanapadam (In the Orbit of Memories). The film is expected to be made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Meanwhile Madhavan has completed his Telugu film Savyasachi. He has an extended cameo in the film which stars Naga Chaitanya in the lead. He has also made a special appearance in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero. In Tamil he has Maara with his Vikram Vedha co-star Shraddha Srinath.