While Jiiva and Vijay were shooting for Nanban, a good friendship developed between the two. In fact Vijay, revealed that Jiiva used to have everyone in splits with his jokes and he will keep talking and laughing even when they were getting ready for a shot. But the moment the camera is turned on his expression will become serious and he used to deliver the perfect shot. Vijay himself used to find it difficult to stop laughing and finally had to ask Jiiva to let him concentrate.
Their friendship continues even now and recently it was announced that Vijay will launch the audio for Jiiva's Mugamoodi. Jiiva thanked Vijay for accepting his invitation. The actor said that he had just sent a text to Vijay who replied "'anything 4 nanba". Jiiva was very touched and overwhelmed by Vijay's kind words and acceptance of his informal invitation.