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This Fresh-Faced Model is Now Bollywood's A-List Actor

  | March 10, 2016 15:59 IST (New Delhi)
Madhavan

Madhavan is the star of films like Saala Khadoos and Rang De Basanti

Interestingly, Madhavan, star of films like Tanu Weds Manu Returns, 3 Idiots and Rang De Basanti, failed the screen test for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar. The silver screen's loss was television's gain

He looks like any other fresh faced boy next door, but this photograph was the very first step in actor R Madhavan's journey to stardom. The Tanu Weds Manu Returns actor, 45, tweeted this picture from his very first model portfolio.
 
Interestingly, the star of films like 3 Idiots and Rang De Basanti, failed the screen test for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar. Silver screen's loss turned out to be television's gain, with roles in Banegi Apni Baat and Tol Mol Ke Bol. Madhavan also bagged roles in various movies like Is Raat Ki Subah Nahinm and Shanti Shanti Shanti. But his big break came with the director who rejected him the first time round - Mani Ratnam cast him in Alaipayuthey (2000) which was a hit and Madhavan's fledgling film career took off.
The actor was last seen on the silver screen in 2015's Saala Khadoos.

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