At the 10th annual Vijay Awards held on Sunday, Dhanush said: “We have seen stylish Rajinikanth in films like Sivaji. But in Kaala, Thalaivar has gone to ‘Thara’ local level, ‘Irangi Senjrukkar’”. At the event, Dhanush was awarded as the ‘Best Entertainer of the Year’ for producing, directing and acting in Pa.Paandi.
On differentiating leader and hero, Dhanush said “If one guy has the guts to oppose ten people, he can be called a hero. If ten people are opposing one man, he is the leader. I hope all of you get what I’m saying considering the situation in Tamil Nadu” and took a dig at the detractors of Rajinikanth who are opposing Kaala and the actor himself for his recent speech in Tuticorin.
At the same award function, Parthiepan slyly criticized Rajinikanth for allegedly calling people who protested for their rights as anti-social elements. “The best shooter award should go to those who killed people in Tuticorin. The award must be given by the people and well, I’m not talking about ‘anti-social’ elements”.