Famous Actor R Madhavan Reacted to ISRO criticism

Amid the promotion of Rocketry film, the actor R Madhavan has found himself in the center of a social media storm for his comments on the Mars mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

A clip of Madhavan 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. Now, the actor has issued a clarification admitting that it was ignorant of him to refer to the almanac as the Panchangam.

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.

R Madhavan has now issued below clarification. He says, “I deserve this.”