In the past, we have seen South Indian actors like Nagarjuna and Chiranjeevi acting in Bollywood films. However, none could gain the popular votes of the masses. So what is the secret behind the Madhavan's success? Is it simply because of his traditional good-boy looks and the dimpled smile or because of the films that have landed on his lap? Madhavan would like to think that a lot depends on the character that an actor is portraying onscreen. While he can have a Tamil accent while playing a South Indian, he should be able to speak proper Hindi to portray other roles.
Having tasted success in Bollywood, Madhavan advises his peers like Surya and Vikram to quickly learn the Hindi language, else with the advent of the live sound technique in Bollywood, it becomes difficult for producers in Mumbai to cast an actor who does not know Hindi.