I feel embarassed while watching my earlier films: Madhavan

I feel embarassed while watching my earlier films: Madhavan

I feel embarassed while watching my earlier films: Madhavan

I have found out that after over a year or so I feel embarassed to watch my own films but my performances in films like 'Rang De Basanti', '3 Idiots' and 'Ramji Londonwaley' are something I would love to watch again and again," Madhavan said.

"These films are close to my heart as the characters that I played were appreciated by all. The roles were significant and the audience could connect with it," he said.

The Tamil actor, fondly known as Maddy, has acted in 11 films in Bollywood since 2001 including 'Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein', 'Dil Vil Pyar Vyar', 'Guru', 'Ramji Londonwaley', 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' and his latest flick 'Teen Patti' alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley.

'Rehna Hai...' marked Madhavan's debut in Bollywood in 2001 for which he was nominated for the 'Best Male Debut' and 'Most Promising Male Newcomer' awards catagory. But true recognition came to the 29-year-old actor with 'Rang De Baanti' in 2005.

In the film, Madhavan essayed the role of Ajay Rathod, Flight Lieutenant in the Indian Air Force who was killed in a aircraft crash.

"My role was appreciated by film critics and it was my first major hit in Bollywood," he said.

On his role in '3 Idiots' and 'Ramji Londonwaley', Madhavan said, "Role of Farhan Qureshi was appreciated by all and was nominated for awards. Every young guy could associate with the character."

However, 'Ramji...' did not do well at box office but it was a simple, sweet and lovable character, he said.

Maddy's career in South Indian cinema continues to go strong, with his film 'Thambi' proving to be a big hit. Besides, the actor also made his entry in tele soaps in late 1990s.

"I have done about 1,600 episodes on TV before films," he said. Maddy was part of television serials like 'Banegi Apni Baat', 'Saaya', 'Sea Hawks', 'Tol Mol Ke Bol' and 'Ghar Jamai'.

Madhavan's upcoming projects in Bollywood include the much delayed Hindi-Bengali bilingual 'Sunglass', directed by Rituparno Ghosh, 'Tanu Weds Manu' with Kangana Ranaut and 'Freedom'.