Madhavan after being trolled for claiming that ISRO used panchang for Mars mission: I deserve this
After the speech was widely shared on social media, Madhavan was trolled massively for his remark
R Madhavan, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, has been at the receiving end of trolling for claiming that ISRO used the Panchangam (Hindu Calendar) to successfully launch the PSLV C-25 rocket to Mars.
The Maara actor made the comments during the promotions for the film where he is also playing the lead role. He said, "Indian rockets did not have the three engines (solid, liquid and cryogenic) that helps western rockets propel themselves into Mars’ orbit. Since India lacked this, we used information in the Panchangam.”
“It has the celestial map with all information on various planets, gravitation pulls, sun’s flares deflection etc., all calculated perfectly 1000s of years ago. Hence the launch was calculated using this info. The rocket was launched and it went around the earth, moon and Jupiter’s moon. It ricocheted like a play thing and entered Mars orbit,” he added.
After the speech was widely shared on social media, Madhavan was trolled massively for his remark. He issued a clarification on Twitter about his comments where he admitted that it was ignorant of him to refer to the almanac as the Panchangam.
He tweeted, "I deserve this for calling the Almanac the 'Panchang' in tamil. Very ignorant of me.Though this cannot take away for the fact that what was achieved with just 2 engines by us in the Mars Mission. A record by itself. Vikas engine is a rockstar."
I deserve this for calling the Almanac the “Panchang” in tamil. Very ignorant of me.Though this cannot take away for the fact that what was achieved with just 2 engines by us in the Mars Mission.A record by itself. @NambiNOfficial Vikas engine is a rockstar. https://t.co/CsLloHPOwN
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) June 26, 2022
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect has Madhavan essaying the titular role of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who was accused of espionage. The film, which is also written and produced by Madhavan, is set to have a worldwide release on July 1. It also stars Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta and Ron Donachie. Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya are having special appearances in the Hindi and Tamil versions of the film, respectively.