The Tamil industry is usually cagey about relationships but not this couple.

I really look up to Nayanthara Director Vignesh Shivns tweet is winning the Internet Twitter/VigneshShivN
Flix Kollywood Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 14:38

As Nayanthara turned 33 on Saturday, wishes have been pouring in for the actor on social media even though she does not have an official account.

Hailing the Lady Superstar for the success of her recent Tamil film Aramm, in which she plays a District Collector, many have complimented her hard work and perseverance.

But the tweet that's winning the Internet comes from filmmaker Vignesh Shivn who is currently dating the actor. Calling her a woman he "really looks up to", Vignesh Shivn told her to "stay bold and beautiful always".

He further urged her to keep "creating that stunning story of what is Nayanthara" and said that he was proud of her.

The Tamil industry is rather cagey about relationships and few actors have spoken in public about their partner when they aren't married. Unlike Bollywood where cricketer Virat Kohli has spoken up for girlfriend and actor Anushka Sharma or Ranveer Singh has come out in support of Deepika Padukone, Kollywood tends to be conservative.

Nayanthara went through an ugly phase when her relationships fell out. Her photographs with actor Silambarasan were leaked to the media and her name once again made the headlines when she went through a public breakup with actor, director, and producer Prabhu Deva whom she nearly married. However, she has emerged from the mudslinging stronger than before and is actively looking to do films in which she has substantial roles.

Filmmaker Vignesh Shivn, who directed Nayanthara in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan has been quite vocal about their relationship, tweeting vacation pictures and promoting her films from his social media account.

While it's common for women from the industry to express their regard for a male star or director's work, it's unusual for it to be the other way round. No wonder Vignesh Shivn's no holds barred wishes and open admiration for Nayanthara, the star and person, has won him respect.

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