Thalapathy Vijay’s film Mersal established him as a star in the international market, partly owing to the numerous political controversies surrounding the film.
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.
Earlier this year, the film won the Best Foreign Language Film at the National Film Award UK 2018. Now, Vijay’s performance in Mersal has won him international recognition.
The ceremony took place on September 22 at Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in London. However, actor Vijay gave the event a miss.
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.