After giving two blockbuster films in 2012, Nanban and Thuppaki, Vijay has been awarded the Cosmopolitan People's Choice Award 2013 for the Best Actor in Tamil. The Best Actress Award in Tamil has been bagged by Kajal Aggarwal for her performance in Thuppaki. In Telugu, Pawan Kalyan and Shruthi Haasan have bagged the respective awards for Gabbar Singh, while Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor have won the respective awards in Hindi. Shahrukh Khan has been awarded the Cosmopolitan International Best Icon. Vijay is currently busy working on director Vijay's Thalaivaa, which is going on in full swing. Amala Paul has been cast alongside Vijay in this film.