Fans’ beloved Thalapathy Vijay has another reason to celebrate now! The Mersal actor has been honoured with the Best International Actor Award by International Achievement Recognitions Awards (IARA).
The actor was also nominated for the Best Actor Award alongside David Tennant (Don Juan in Soho), John Boyega (Star Wars:The Last Jedi), Chris Attoh (Swing), Jack Perry Jones (Bang), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Zack Morris (Eastenders) and Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks) and the fans couldn’t have been happier.
IARA BEST INTERNATIONAL ACTOR 2018
Vijay Joseph is a multi talented actor and playback singer. He is referred to by the media as Thalapathy (commander). #IARA #IARA2018 #IARAAWARDS #IARAAWARDS2018 #iarabestinternationalactor#Vijay #actorvijay #vijayjoseph #thalapathy pic.twitter.com/BcL2EmWPM4
— IARA AWARDS (@IARA_Awards) December 12, 2018
Earlier this year, the film had also won the Best Foreign Language Film at the National Film Award UK 2018. At the time of its release, the film had managed to rake in more than Rs 200 crore and interestingly, was just next to the magnum opus Baahubali in its box-office earning.
Having worked in films like Theri, Kaththi, Jilla, Puli, Sivakasaki, Vaseegara, Nanban and Kuruvi among others, Vijay is one of the most revered stars in the Tamil film industry. The actor’s last seen Sarkar, directed by AR Murugadoss, and co-starring Keerthi Suresh was a blockbuster and created big time controversy as well.
In the film, the actor took digs at the demonetisation scheme, which had been implemented by the current government. This had stirred up a hornets nest, at the time.
— Thenandal Films (@ThenandalFilms) December 12, 2018
The ceremony took place on September 22 at Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in London. However, actor Vijay gave the event a miss and it is said that Vijay met the IARA team members personally last month during his visit to London.
It was an honour to meet @actorvijay last month to see him receive his IARA Award in #London – A great talent to the industry. Congratulations again mate! #IARA #IARA2018 #IARAAWARDS #IARAAWARDS2018 #iarabestinternationalactor#Vijay #actorvijay #vijayjoseph #thalapathy pic.twitter.com/L78ef9kVVb
— Matt Alexander (@mattalexanderuk) December 12, 2018
After receiving the award, pictures are going viral in social media. Check out some of them here :
Check out the reactions from fans and celebrities as the pictures of Vijay receiving the award went viral :
— Vivek Lyricist (@Lyricist_Vivek) December 12, 2018
Congratulations na on winning the #IARA award @IARA_Awards 💛 wishing you the best as always 😊 u continue to inspire millions with your hard work and dedication 😊💛 @actorvijay #IARAAWARDS2018 #IARAWINNER #bestinternationalactorvijay pic.twitter.com/S7I0bi44zq
— Shanthnu Buddy (@imKBRshanthnu) December 12, 2018
— Bangalore Tamil Pasanga 🐦 (@bangalore_tp) December 12, 2018
— Nandha Dfan 😎 (@NandhaOffl) December 12, 2018
— Heytamilcinema (@Heytamilcinema) December 12, 2018
Thalaivaa @actorvijay 🔥❤️💯 in UK 4r IARA.The winner of Best International Actor Category 2018… The only man from indian cinema who makes proud for us….nd I’m proud to be a fan of him…#IARA #IARA2018 #IARAAWARDS2018#iarabestinternationalactor #actorvijay
— Surya Jayak (@surya_jayak) December 12, 2018
Thalapathy @actorvijay got Best international actor 2018 award a
Proud moment for Tamil film industry . He gains lot of new records to his industry .so we called him as Samrat of Tamil cinema pic.twitter.com/VQTNKtsMtv
— Trending Media ™ (@Trending__Media) December 12, 2018
It was indeed amazing seeing the sublime and multi talented Actor Vijay in United Kingdom. The winner of IARA Best International Actor 2018. ______________________🏆_______________________… pic.twitter.com/vdghdninVF
— Hbk KavinKannan Vfc (@kavinhbk08) December 12, 2018
A few months ago, IARA team took to social media asking people to vote for the favourite actor and for technicians in other categories. It is said that the awards were given to the stars, based solely on audience’s voting.
Mersal, directed by Atlee, starred Vijay, SJ Suryah, Samantha, Nithya Menen and Kajal Aggarwal.