Vijay receives his IARA award for Best International Actor
We had earlier reported about Vijay being selected as the Best International Actor award for the year 2018. The actor was selected for the honour by the International Achievement Recognitions Awards (IARA) 2018. The UK based organization selected Vijay for his performance in a triple role in last year’s blockbuster film, ‘Mersal’. Vijay recently received the award from London, photos of which are trending virally in social medias.
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time ‘Mersal’ is getting an international level recognition.
The movie had also won the prestigious Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 4th annual National Film Awards UK for 2018. The Atlee directorial was India’s official entry to the NFA and it competed with films from various other countries like France, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Chile, South Africa etc. ‘Mersal’ was also the first Indian film to win the foreign language film award at the NFA, UK.
Mersal is one of the highest grossing films of all time in Tamil cinema. Upon release, the movie caught nationwide attention after a section of doctors and the centre-ruling BJP staged protests and demanded for boycotting the movie. The protagonist in the film fights for free medical facilities to all, regardless of their financial background. Some of the dialogues criticising the government’s schemes like demonetization and GST caused the trouble. The controversy proved to be beneficial for ‘Mersal’ team as the movie went on to do phenomenal busines worldwide.
Vijay meanwhile is set to reunite with Atlee for the third time. Nayanthara has been signed as the female lead and AR Rahman as the composer. The movie, which is said to be a sports-based drama, is expected to go on floors from early next year.