Actors transforming themselves to get into a particular character is nothing new, nor is making a biopic an unusual affair in Bollywood. But, what's new is how seriously Bollywood is taking its transformation game these days.
In fact, with Anupam Kher as former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Bal Thackray, we've already seen what actors and filmmakers are capable of pulling off.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) on Dec 12, 2018 at 8:00pm PST
Now, a new name is making rounds for his incredible transformation, and we're not talking about Vivek Oberoi. We're talking about the national heartthrob, R. Madhavan who shed his cool dude avatar to get into the shoes of ISRO scientist, Nambi Narayanan.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) on Jan 20, 2019 at 9:12pm PST
The 48-year-old actor not only looks unrecognisable but legit looks like Narayanan's doppelganger.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:32pm PST
In case, you haven't been following the actor on social media, Madhavan is currently working on his debut directorial 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect', a biopic on the scientist and aerospace engineer. It took him 14 hours to get the look and nearly two and a half years to get into the character and learn how to walk and talk like him.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) on Jan 13, 2019 at 7:06pm PST
Madhavan looks so convincing in these pictures, that sometimes it got difficult to identify which of them is the real scientist and who is his on-screen avatar.