R Madhavan is finally making his directorial debut with the upcoming project Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The renowned actor himself is playing the central character Nambi Narayanan in the film. However, R Madhavan is now making headlines for his claims on ISRO using Panchang for Mars Orbiter Mission.
To the unversed, the Rocketry actor had spoken about ISRO and the Mars Orbiter Mission in a recently held promotional event for the film. In his speech, R Madhavan claimed that it was the Panchang that helped ISRO launch a rocket into space and reach Mars' orbit. However, the actor-filmmaker is now getting brutally trolled for his claims, and the netizens have named him 'Whatsapp Uncle.'
Time to also consider a Mars Panchangam!," wrote Krishna on his post.
He also translated R Madhavan's Tamil speech into English, which reads, "In case you do not understand Tamil the gist is Indian rockets did not have 3 engines (solid, liquid and cryogenic) that helps western rockets propel themselves into mars orbit. But since Indians lacked that, they used all the information in the panchangam (Hindu calendar)."
Check out TM Krishna's Twitter post here:
The netizens, including the loyal fans of R Madhavan, are disappointed with the Rocketry actor's claims and stated that he has now officially changed into a 'Whatsapp Uncle' from a 'Chocolate Boy'. The actor-filmmaker is now being trolled for making baseless claims without properly studying about the topic.
Check out some of the trolls here...
R.Madhavan has officially become a whatsapp uncle from a chocolate boy.— sini 🌼 (@siniya_says) June 23, 2022
Such a dissapointment to see the man, who was once a poster boy of Tamil romantic movies turn into a WhatsApp uncle.— Korah Abraham (@thekorahabraham) June 24, 2022
What ??? Panchang shows position of planets relative to the sun. Anyone with a reasonable knowledge of geometry can plot that— Katyusha (@Indian10000000) June 24, 2022
To say that this knowledge helped launch Mars Orbiter is to undermine the efforts of the scientists working on the mission !! https://t.co/ZtMYp97tlL
Dont know what panchangam is but NASA sent the Voyager I and II missions in 1977 using gravity assist maneuver all the way from Earth to Pluto and past the Solar system. There's no need to go to Jupiter to go to Mars. He probably got carried away lol— Dr.Yousuf Mohammed (@yousufshaker) June 24, 2022