R Madhavan’s career achievements from television icon to Mani Ratnam’s favourite actor in Tamil to a successful stint in Bollywood , are staggering.As he turned 49 on June 1, Madhavan’s crew members in Belgrade surprised him with cake curting at a party while sharing lots of warmth.
“I miss my wife and son. Son Vedant is participating in a national swimming championship, so my wife Sarita is with him,” says Maddy.
I’ve known Madhavan for 23 years. He hasn’t changed at all, physically or otherwise. When I caught up with him in Belgrade to wish him a happy birthday and to hear of his plans, Maddy (the only actor whom I call by his nickname) reminds me that we never forget each other’s birthdays, no matter what.
“It’s rare in this business. But then I’ve always been a part and yet apart from showbiz. For one, I’ve been married to the same woman for 20 years. In fact it’s our wedding anniversary in a couple of days. And my wife Sarita will be joining me here,” says Maddy from Belgrade where he is shooting in freezing weather for his Nambi Naryanan bio-pic.
There is a small birthday celebration with the unit. “And then we immediately got back to work,” he said.
Madhavan’s only son, 13-year old Vedant, is in Pune for a national swimming championship. “By God’s grace he has turned into a fine swimmer and that’s what he wants to do in life. My wife and I are happy to see him accomplish so much in so little time.”