R Madhavan reveals like 3 Idiots, his parents were disappointed when he didn't want to be an engineer; his father was driven to tears
R Madhvan reveals he knew he didn't want to do a conventional job and how his decision disappointed his ftaher.
The 3 Idiots scene featuring R Madhavan’s reel family’s reaction to his character’s decision to quit engineering and become a photographer perhaps is one of the most related ones in the movie. Not just the audience, R. Madhavan who played Farhan in the film has revealed how he himself could relate to the scene in real life and how his own family was disappointed in him for not choosing to take up a conventional 9 to 5 job.
The actor while talking to the YouTube channel Currly Tales revealed how his parents had a plan chalked out for him and wanted him to be an engineer but he didn’t want to be stuck doing the same thing for the next 30 years.
Talking about his background Madhavan revealed how his entire family was doing conventional jobs and but he didn’t. “The scene from 3 Idiots is right out of my life. My dad and mom really wanted me to come back as an engineer and work for the Tatas and settle down there (Jamshedpur). But I knew early on in my life that I did not know what I was going to be, but I did know that I did not want to live a routine life living in Jamshedpur and doing the same thing for 30 years in a row which my father did with so much ease. They (his parents) were distraught, in fact my dad was driven to tears. And I remember a line where he said, ‘I wonder what I have done wrong with you,’” Madhavan said.
The actor was born in Jamshedpur where his father worked in Tata Steel as a management executive. Before becoming an actor Madhavan had once considered joining the military but after missing the cut-off he turned to public speaking. He ultimately turned to acting and a few roles on TV made his debut a leading actor in 2000 with the Tamil film Alaipayuthey. The actor has in over two decades managed to win over both the Hindi and Tamil audience.