Bollywood actor R Madhavan whose directorial debut 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' is going to have its world premiere at the Cannes on Thursday, spoke about the extraordinary stories of great men in the field of science and technology that have been somewhere missed out in Indian cinema. While sharing his perspective at the panel discussion at the India Forum in Cannes, the actress said, "From Aryabhatta to Sundar Pichai, we have such extraordinary stories as far as science and technology is concerned. We're not making movies about them, they're an inspiration for youngsters around the world. They've bigger fans than these stars and actors."
The actor was joined by Union minister Anurag Thakur, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, lyricist and CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi and American journalist Scott Roxborough. ALSO READ: At Cannes, a day in life of jury member Deepika Padukone | WATCH
He also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of New India and said: 'When the Prime Minister of India, when he started his term, he introduced micro-economy and digital currency. There was a furore around the world, around the economic community that said 'This is not going to work. This is a disaster'.''
When asked how are you going to get the farmers and the uneducated people in the small villages to handle a smartphone, he said, "In a couple of years the whole story changed and India became one of the largest users of micro-economy in the world and you know why it happened? It's because the farmers did not need to be educated to use a phone to know if they have got their money, and to whom they have sent their money. This is New India." ALSO READ: Hina Khan slays in bold black mini dress with sheer neckline at Cannes 2022, says 'I have sinned'
About R Madhavan's Rocketry
The R Madhavan directorial is a biographical drama based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, the ISRO scientist who was falsely accused of espionage.
The film, produced by R Madhavan, Sarita Madhavan, Varghese Moolan and Vijay Moolan under the banner of Tricolour Films and Varghese Moolan Pictures, and distributed by Yashraj Films and Phars Films (overseas), is slated for a worldwide theatrical release on July 1, 2022. The movie has been shot simultaneously in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil and English, and will also be released in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.