Vadivelu continued as the Star Comedian of Kollywood for decades. He used command huge remuneration and acted in almost every Tamil Flick for several years. Inclination towards politics has ruined his film career completely.
During 2011 Tamil Nadu Elections, Vadivelu campaigned in support of Ruling DMK. In that polls, Jayalalithaa's AIADMK and Vijayakanth's DMDK had an alliance. Vadivelu made some objectionable comments on Vijayakanth and Rajinikanth during the poll campaigning. To his shock, AIADMK formed the government with absolute majority. DMDK managed to emerge as the second largest party in Tamil Nadu. DMK, on the other hand, failed to get even the Opposition Party Status.
In the past 8 years, Vadivelu hadn't only lost the Star Comedian tag but also struggled to bag decent number of films. Comedians like Santhanam, Soori, Yogi Babu and Satish made the most out of his downfall.
When he reached a polling both to cast his vote, Mediapersons quizzed Vadivelu why he didn't campaign for any political party in this elections. This is how he replied, 'Don't you want Me to lead a peaceful life?'.