Dulquer Salman the son of Malayalam superstar Mammooty had a hit last year in the film Charlie. In typical fashion a Tamil producer snapped up the rights to remake it in Tamil and we hear none other than Madhavan has been cast in the same role as Dulquer. It is a tribute to Maddy that even in his late forties he is able to pull of roles suitable for much younger men. After first appearing in commercials and in small roles, he later gained recognition in the Tamil film industry through Mani Ratnam's successful romance film Alaipayuthey. Madhavan soon developed an image as a romantic hero with notable roles in two of 2001's highest grossing Tamil films. One of them being Gautham Menon's directorial debut Minnale.
He is one of those rare actors from Kollywood who has earned recognition in Bollywood too and his frequent disappearance into Hindi cinema leaves his fans somewhat frustrated. Now he has announced three films in Kollywood one after another. Vijay the director of Deiva Thirumagal will be directing the Kollywood version of Charlie. He must have burned up a couple of sport shoes while working out to slim down after Sala Khadoos where he played a boxing coach. Madhavan has a huge following especially among the ladies with his sensitive lover boy image.