After Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, R Madhavan refuses to be a part of Tanu Weds Manu 3: 'I am done with it'

    R Madhavan has refused to be a part of Tanu Weds Manu 3 even if a sequel is in the pipeline


    After saying that bringing back Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein will be foolishness, actor and director R Madhavan has now flat out declined to be a part of the next instalment of the Tanu Weds Manu franchise.

    Despite both parts of the Aanand L Rai directed franchise being blockbusters, Madhavan who plays the titular character of Manu Sharma opposite Kangana Ranaut in the films has said that he’s not interested in playing the character anymore.

    R Madhavan’s declaration comes during the promotions of his film Rocketry : The Nambi Effect which he’s not only acting in but also marking his debut as a director with. The film is already getting rave reviews and it seems to be the only project he is currently focused on.

    The second instalment, Tanu Weds Manu Returns arrived in cinemas in 2015 and became an even bigger hit as compared to the original which was released in 2011. Fans have been expecting an announcement regarding Tanu Weds Manu 3 and Madhavan’s refusal to return could be a big reason why we haven’t heard about it yet.

    Talking about the possibility of returning for Tanu Weds Manu 3, Madhavan told Jaby Koey, the American Youtuber, in an interview, “I think that’s water under the bridge. There is no point in beating a dead horse.”

    “You know, it’s so difficult to come up with original stuff and then there are expectations of a film. See, if it’s a sequel to Avengers or a superhero series, it’s easier because you have a template. But with Tanu Weds Manu, it’s impossible. And I think I am done with it. I don’t want to go back to being Manu now,” he added.

    Tanu Weds Manu 3 isn’t the only sequel starring Madhavan that fans have been hoping for. In an earlier interview, the actor whose followers also want to see him in a sequel of the romantic comedy Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, also dashed all hopes by saying that remaking the classic would be foolish.