Madhavan wants break from movies for family

Mumbai: Actor R Madhavan, who is currently on a cruise shooting for a Tamil film with Kamal Haasan and Trisha, is now planning to take a break from his busy schedule to spend time with his son.

The 40-year-old actor, who scored big with Rajkumar
Hirani`s `3 Idiots` and went on to star opposite Amitabh
Bachchan in `Teen Patti`, will be able to end the shoot on the
cruise only by the end of July.

"I guess I need to take a break for myself. I should step
back and think about how I should be planning my future
vacations. I am quite sure that once I return from this cruise
and finish remainder of this film, I am not going to shoot for
at least 6-7 months," Madhavan told PTI over phone.

The romantic musical, which is being directed by KS Ravi
Kumar of `Dashavataram` fame, requires its major part to be
shot on the cruise.

In the business for close to 15 years now, Madhavan
regrets that he doesn`t get to stay at home much and the actor
wants to be with his son when he turns five this August.

"My son is growing up faster than I would have imagined.
A few weeks back when I met him after an extensive shooting
schedule that kept me out, he really surprised me with his
antics. I guess there is so much that I have missed in his
growing up years."

In the meanwhile, there are films which are waiting to
kick start though. While there are Tamil assignments down
South, up North there is an untitled film with T-Series as the
producers which is on the anvil. Starring Sunny Deol and
Kangna as the other lead actors, this film would be directed
by Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao of `Lucky - No Time For Love`
(Salman Khan, Sneha Ullal) fame.

"This is the only new film which I have signed recently
though it is still to go on floors. Let`s see how the shooting
schedule turns out to be," said Madhavan, who has also signed
`Freedom` with Sanjay Dutt.

What`s happening to the film which would be directed by
Vivek Agnihotri (Dhan Dhan Dhan Goal, Chocolate)?

"Well, it is a period film and Vivek is taking time to
put it all together. It is good though because `Freedom` is a
really big project. For us actors, it requires transformation
from being a youngster to someone who is a 60 years old man.
The kind of pre-production which the film requires is
maddening," he said.

In a way, the time spent here also means that Madhavan
can afford to have some spare time in hand to indulge with his
family. Also, he could now sit back and reflect on the success
called `3 Idiots`, something which continues to stay in news
even six months after the release. But the actor says he does
not get affected by his successes.

"I am not affected much by the success of my films, even
if they are really huge. I have had numerous successes down
South. Also, in Bollywood I have had successful films like
`Rang De Basanti` and `Guru`. These films did well. This is
why it has not at all been a matter of coming back to
normalcy. I have always felt pretty normal."