Down South Vikram has acted primarily in Tamil films and then in Telugu and Malayalam. His memorable performances include `Sethu`, `Saamy`, `Anniyan`, and `Kanthaswamy` among others.
"I already have a career there. It is just that an offer came for Hindi films, I found it interesting and hence took it up. It is not that I am doing films here (Bollywood) for money or my passion towards acting. Rather I am getting paid same here," Vikram told reporters.
"I wanted to do something different here (Bollywood) and both `Raavan` and `David` gave me that opportunity. It is true that the reach of Hindi film industry is wider, it reaches out globally. But that is not the reason for me to do a film here," he said.
Vikram made his Bollywood debut with Mani Ratnam`s `Raavan` in 2010 and his second film released last week.
"I am not in a hurry to do Hindi films. I was waiting for an interesting and challenging roles to come my way. I am happy I got to do both the films ? `Raavan` and `David`. Before signing a film I look for a good script and good role," he said.
"People have been appreciating my performance in my latest film `David` and it feels good to receive a positive response," he added.
Ask him when do we get to see him next in a Hindi film, Vikram says, "It can take six months or ten years. It all depends on what I am offered. I can`t just do the usual thing here."
Considering he comes from South, Vikram`s takes lessons in Hindi while doing a film here.
Also, the 46-year-old has taken long to enter Hindi films.
"That is because my work in the South has been time consuming. All my Tamil films take one to two years. I like to take my time on my projects. I did not want to enter Hindi film industry till I was ready," he said.
Vikram`s Tamil films including ? `Sethu` was remade here as `Tere Naam` with Salman Khan in the lead and now his another hit film `Saamy` is being made here in Hindi as `Policegiri` with Sanjay Dutt and Prachi Desai.
"I am happy that these films are getting remade here. It is a good thing," he said.