Spotting a Christian cross in the Avani Avittam ceremony held in Madhavan's place, a netizen asked why there was a cross in his house?. The netizen tweeted: "Why do they have a cross in the background?! Is that a Mandir? You just lost my respect. Do you find Hindu Gods in Christian churches? All this is fake drama you did today!".
Replying to the netizen, Madhavan wrote a long statement on why he believes in all religions. "I really don't worry about respect from the likes of you. I hope you get well soon. Surprised that in u r sickness you did not see the Golden temple pic there too and asked if I converted to Sikhism. I have a blessing from the Dargas there too and blessing from all religious places around the world. Some gifted and some bought. My home is home to staff from all faiths and we pray at a common altar. Like any defense personal will tell you, happens in every unit. I have been taught from my very childhood to maintain my identity with pride but at the same time RESPECT each and every faith, belief, and Religion. "Yemmaddhamum Sammadham". ( I respect each religion as my own) I hope that my son follows that too. I have prayed at every Darga, Gurudwara, and Church I have had the good fortune to visit when a temple was not around. They have shown me the utmost love and respect knowing that I am a Hindu. How can I not reciprocate that? All I have is a lot of love and respect to give, as my vast travels and experience have proven, is the only true faith. Peace and love to you too", said Madhavan in his statement.
Madhavan's fitting reply has become viral on Twitter and many of his followers are showering praise for his statement.