Posted on June 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

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Madhavan says 'Haven't shown B-town filmmakers what I am capable of.'

Well this isn’t no surprise. The actor did such a fantastic job in his last film we wonder why tinsel town isn’t booking him more often in films. Actor R Madhavan, who is basking in the box-office success of “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, has managed to carve a niche for himself both in Kollywood and Bollywood, but feels that he has still not shown his real potential to Hindi filmmakers, reports PTI.

Madhavan made his debut in Bollywood with “Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein” and then went on to do memorable roles in “Rang De Basanti”, “Guru”, “Tanu Weds Manu (TWM)”, “3 Idiots” and others.

“I haven’t shown them (Bollywood filmmakers) what I am capable of. I took a break for three years from work and then I did ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ and upon its release I got so much love and affection from just one film,” Madhavan told PTI in an exclusive interview here.



“I wish I could do a film every three months as who doesn’t want to drive Bentley or Rolls Royce…but at the end of the day you should be satisfied with the work you are doing. For me, doing a film just for the sake of money doesn’t work,” he said.

Madhavan does agree that getting good work is difficult but he believes going with the pace as he doesn’t look at competing with other actors.

“I am not competing with Khans or with anyone. The only thing I believe is doing good work. So, competing with each other is media game. Making a good film is difficult, creating the right first look.. making sure the film is marketed well and is released on time…,” he said.

“I feel winning an award doesn’t give me any authority.. that is a sad part… may be after winning an Oscar I can make a film as the budget is there. Winning an award in India is meaningless and there is nothing new.. it is just news worthy,” he added.

He is right about that statement! Awards are great and all but it’s the movie and creativity of the acting that counts in the industry. What do you think? Are award shows just for show and tell? Or do we need them to justify how good of an actor someone is in Bollywood?

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