Ilayathalapathy Vijay, who was in Kochi on Saturday for the launch of the trailer of his deepavali bonanza Velayudham, once again proved that he is one of the most popular Tamil actors with a huge fan base in Kerala. A terrific welcome was given to the actor by his ecstatic fans.
And while interacting with the media later, the actor said that Kerala was very special for him. “I have been in Thiruvananthapuram but it is for the first time that I am visiting Kochi. The way I was received here at the theatre for the trailer launch was exactly the way I am received in the theatres in Tamil Nadu. And I must say that right from my first film, I have received tremendous support from the audience here. It’s a great moment. I am thankful to the Malayalis for their support, love and affection that they are bestowing on me,” he added.
Vijay also did not hide his desire to act in a Malayalam movie. “I really love Malayalam films for the realistic way of story telling. And I am an admirer of both Malayalam superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal. I am not sure whether they will call me for doing a film together with them. But, if such an opportunity comes, I will not hesitate to act in a Malayalam cinema,” Vijay said.