Vijay was also nominated for the Best Actor Award.

IARA 2018 Vijay wins best international actor award for Mersal
Flix Kollywood Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:25

Ilayathalapathy Vijay, as he is fondly referred to by his fans in Tamil Nadu, has now gone international. The Mersal actor has been honoured with the Best International Actor Award by International Achievement Recognitions Awards (IARA).

Several took to Twitter to congratulate the actor.

Founded in 2014, IARA honours outstanding talents within the arts and entertainment industry. This year, among an astounding list of nominees, which included names like Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God), Kenneth Okolie (The Royal Hibiscus Hotel), Adjetey Anang (Side Chick Gang), Khumbulani Kay Sabiya (Agent) and Taim Hasan (El Heba El Awda), actor Vijay won the award for his performance in the film Mersal. 

Vijay was also nominated for the Best Actor Award among actors like David Tennant (Don Juan in Soho), John Boyega (Star Wars:The Last Jedi), Chris Attoh (Swing), Jack Perry Jones (Bang), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Zack Morris (Eastenders) and Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks) this year.

Last year, the Best International Actor Award was bagged by Nigerian actor Oc Ukeje for his performance in The Arbitration, a 2016 Nigerian romantic drama.

The IARA, however, is not the first international accolade for the 2017 action drama directed by Atlee. Mersal also won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 4th edition of the National Film Awards UK 2018 in April. Actor Vijay was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor Award for the film.

Mersal also starred Nithya Menon, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, SJ Surya, Vadivelu and Sathyaraj. The film collected around Rs 251 crore worldwide, coming next only to Baahubali 2. 

Made on a huge budget of Rs 120 crores, the film was bankrolled by N Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani and H Murali, under the banner Thenandal Studio Limited.

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