Tamil actor Vijay who has the title Illayathalapathy has surpassed the popularity of Thala Ajith, Suriya and Vikram with respect to fan base. Vijay ranks first with 62 percent, followed by Ajith, Suriya and Vikram respectively when it came to fan following. The contest was conducted by UAE film critic Umair Sandhu to check which Kollywood actor has die-hard and loyal fan following on the social media.

His tweet read, "It's time to show your loyalty to your favourite superstar". The contest was part of the Sunday Contest, which has so far been liked by 300 users and received 276 retweets and still counting. He also held a similar contest for Bollywood, in which Dabangg Khan Salman Khan emerged on the top beating the popularity of Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan.

Vijay was last seen in Mersal which was a smashing hit. The subject of the film was controversial as it took a dig at the BJP's policies and digital initiatives. Suriya's last outing was his Pongal release Thaana Serntha Kootam which did well at the box office, while Vikram wooed the audience with a love story in Sketch. It may be noted that his son Chiyaan Dhruv is making his acting debut with Varma. The film is the remake of the hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy.