Recently, while speaking to media he stated that he wouldn"t be doing any lead roles in the future, “I have decided not to act in hero roles because I am being blamed if the film fails."
He added, “So far I have acted in 490 films. My 490th film is Adhavan. Since I am bulky I am not able to dance. So I have reduced my weight by 5 kgs by doing rigorous exercises and diet. I have decided not to do hero roles in future. If a film flops, they are blaming me. If I say there can be a little more salt in the food, they say that I am interfering in the production."
“During the dubbing if I say that the lines can be changed they immediately comment that I am interfering with the editing," rues Vadivelu.
He further adds, “If I say that the shirt button is not proper they quip that I am interfering with the costumes. The hero has no right over anything. If at all I act as a hero bearing all these inflictions, the producer will come with his family and axe the scenes. If I act as a hero all the responsibilities fall on my head. So I am fed up of doing hero roles. Instead of acting as hero in one film I can act in 10 films in comedy roles."
Even after acting in more than 400 films, Vadivelu feels that he isn"t getting the kind of respect he deserves.