If Vijay Sethupathi is having a massive fan following now, the reason is nothing but hard work and patience. Doubt us? Wait, we shall take to you to the words of 'Petta' director who spoke about him back in 2010.
In fact, Karthik Subbaraj can take the credit for unearthing the real talent Vijay Sethupathi. Although both of them did a couple of short films together much early, it was through his debut directorial feature film 'Pizza' (2012) that Sethupathi got more recognition.
Even before that, on the day of the release of Sethupathi’s debut film 'Thenmerku Paruvakattru' (2010), Subbaraj took to his Facebook page and wished the actor the very best.
“Thenmerku Paruvakaatru' is releasing tomorrow. Really excited and looking forward to watch Vijai Sethupathi on big screen.... All the best vijai...Rock the screens....!!!” (sic), he wrote.
To this, asked a netizen, “Who is Vijai Sethupathi??" and it took no time for him to reply saying, “You will know him soon…. :)”
Now, after 8 years, the screenshot of the post and comment is going viral which proves that apart from their strong bonding, Subbaraj had realised Sethupathi's talent and was sure about his success even before his debut movie hit screens.
In a recent interview Sethupathi also opened up about his ties with Subbaraj. He revealed that he signed the project without even listening to the script and added that he never bothered about the character or the story because he blindly trusts Karthik.
Although Sethupathi is enjoying back-to-back hits, he had once witnessed a string of failures including movies like Rummy, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, Vanmam, Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai and Orange Mittai.
So, be patient and work hard guys!