After receiving criticism for his statement that “ISRO utilised panchangam to launch rocket to Mars,” Madhavan responded by saying that he “earned this.”

R Madhavan stated, during a marketing event for the movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) exploited the Hindu calendar to launch the PSLV C-25 rocket to Mars.

R Madhavan has lately been under fire for his assertion that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) “used information in the panchangam (Hindu calendar)” to launch the PSLV C-25 rocket to Mars. This statement has received a great deal of criticism. In response to the trolling that has been done to him, Madhavan has stated that he “earned” it.

“I am entitled to this because I referred to the almanack as the Panchang in Tamil. That was very naive of me. Although this is true, it does not change the fact that we were able to successfully complete the Mars Mission with only two engines. A benchmark unto itself. @NambiNOfficial Vikas engine is a superstar,” he said.

The actor made the remark in connection with the marketing of Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, which is his first film as a filmmaker. In a video that quickly went viral on various social media platforms, Madhavan can be seen and heard claiming in Tamil that “Indian rockets did not have the three engines (solid, liquid, and cryogenic) that allows western rockets drive themselves into the orbit of Mars.” Because India did not have this, we relied on the information found in the Panchangam.

He continued by saying, “It has the celestial chart with all information on various planets, gravity pulls, sun’s flares deflection, and other such things, all calculated correctly a thousand or more years ago.” Therefore, the launch was figured up using this information. After being launched, the rocket completed a circuit that included the earth, the moon, and Jupiter’s moon. It bounced around like a toy and eventually entered the orbit of Mars. The statement made by Madhavan was poked fun at by singer TM Krishna, who translated the video and tweeted, “Disappointed that ISRO has not released this crucial information on their website. It’s time to also think about holding a Panchangam on Mars.”

Madhavan, who also plays the major character of Nambi Narayanan, a scientist and aerospace engineer who worked at ISRO, wrote and produced the film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Madhavan also penned the screenplay for the film. In cameo roles, Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya will also be included in the movie, which will have its international premiere on July 1 in theatres all over the world.

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