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Not a chocolate boy anymore: Madhavan 

The actor says that he will now perform in age appropriate roles

Be it Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Tanu Weds Manu or his TV show Sea Hawks, actor R Madhavan, fondly remembered for essaying the role of a lover boy on screen, says he will now do age appropriate romance roles as he does not have a 'chocolate boy' left in him anymore.

Asked if he feels romance comes easily to him, Madhavan says, "Romance roles are something I enjoy doing, but I have to do age appropriate roles now. I am no more the chocolate boy. Still, romance is always going to be a part of my life." 

The actor, 47, says he has to change the way he romances. But does he still wish to play a chocolate boy on screen? "No, there is no chance of me being a chocolate boy anymore," pat comes the reply from the actor, who adds,"I don't want to make a fool of myself. If I do roles that border on romance it will be more appropriate."

Ever since the actor made his Bollywood debut in 2001 with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, he has been seen in Hindi blockbusters like Rang De Basanti, Guru 3 Idiots, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Saala Khadoos. With such a filmography, does he feel he has achieved it all as an actor? 

"No, I have not achieved it all by any standards. I have a long way to go. But yeah, it feels good to have a strong foothold in Hindi as well as the south market, because it gives me a choice of doing more subjects and being a part of bigger films or subjects that I feel completely in sync with, as opposed to doing a film just because I need to be working," he said. The actor says because of being a part of multiple industries, he gets more choices. "So, I am very grateful for this situation," he adds.

However, Madhavan says he will always be a struggling actor. "I struggle on many fronts--on having to move to a different level, having to cater to constantly evolving audiences. So that struggle is there and I hope it is always a part of my life because that keeps me going," he says. 

He is now gearing up for his next film - Chanda Mama Door Ke, a space adventure film also starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. "Chanda Mama Door Ke is my next project and I am looking forward to work with Sushant and Nawaz. I have not worked with them before, and I am also very excited to work with Sanjay Puran Singh (director). He is extremely talented and we get on like a house on fire," says the actor. 

Madhavan hopes that Chanda Mama Door Ke also turns out to be a landmark film in his career. "Because the story is right up there with all the other scripts I have done."

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