R Madhavan Responds To Criticism For Claiming ISRO Used ‘Panchang’ For Mars Mission

R Madhavan recently got trolled for one of his remarks on ISRO at the promotional event of his upcoming film, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Now, he has reacted to his ongoing trolls.

Statment on ISRO

R Madhavan’s directorial Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, in which he also plays a role of a scientist, is just a few days away from release. And amid the promotions of the film, the actor has found himself at the center of a social media troll for his comments on the Mars mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


A clip of him saying that ISRO used the Panchangam (Hindu Calendar) to successfully launch the PSLV C-25 rocket to Mars has made him the subject of jokes and trolling. Netizens even called him ‘WhatsApp Uncle’, referring to all those uncles who share bizarre information on Family Whatsapp groups. Now, the actor has issued a clarification acknowledging that it was ignorant of him to refer to the almanac as the Panchangam.

Actor’s response

In a tweet, he wrote, “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,” tagging former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan, on whom the film is based.

The film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect marks the directorial debut of R Madhavan. It is all set to hit the theatres on July 1 and also features Shah Rukh Khan in a special cameo.