National award winning art director Lalgudi N Ilayaraja who won the best production design along with Taiwanese art director Boontawee Thor Taweepasas for Viswaroopam, was in Mumbai when he heard the news.
He was shooting for Vishnuvardhan's Ajith film tentatively titled Valai. Ajith immediately arranged a cake and celebrated the event.
Ilayaraja later said he was so happy when Ajith and the entire unit wished him. He tweeted celebrated my National award with Thala and team.
Ilayaraja said :" I'm so happy that Kamal sir trusted my instinct as we created the terrorist hideout the Afghan caves seen in Vishwaroopam in Chennai. It is only my second film as an independent art director. I would also like to thank Sabu Cyril sir my guru under whom I apprenticed."