The 13th Ujala-Asianet Film Awards 2011 was announced on the 1st day of the New Year and big names of the Malayalam industry ruled this year in almost all categories. Interestingly, for the first time, ‘Asianet’ has announced awards for Tamil actors. And Ilayathalapathy Vijay has been chosen for Most Popular Tamil Hero Award for his Tamil films.
It may be worth mentioning here that Vijay fans from God’s own country recently launched the towering statue of the star which electronically reacts to the beat of drums much to the delight of many fans in typical Vijay style.
Click here for watch the Vijay Statue at Kerala Photos and Video
While Mohanlal was selected for the special jury honour “Asianet Golden Star” for his overall contributions to the cinema during his career spanning nearly three decades. Megastar Mammootty who was the previous year’s “golden star”, won the best actor award for his performance in three super hit films released last year – Best Actor, Pranchiyettan the Saint and Kutty Srank.
Nayantara walked away with best actress award for her performance in the Malayalam version of Kaavalan ‘Body Guard’.
Looks like it is a great start to 2011 for Vijay, the hero of mass.