Although Madhavan made his debut as an actor through Hindi TV serials, he got the much needed fame and chocolate boy image with maverick director Mani Ratnam’s classic romantic saga, Alaipayuthey.
Madhavan has also worked with Mani Ratnam in Kannathil Muthamittal, Aayutha Ezhuthu and Guru. Recently Mani has watched his protégé Madhavan’s Irudhi Suttru, directed by the veteran’s former associate Sudha Kongara Prasad.
After watching the film, Mani Ratnam has told Madhavan to concentrate more on Tamil films and lauded the actor for his tremendous effort in Irudhi Suttru.
It has to be noted that Madhavan has settled in Mumbai and rarely visits Chennai.