According to him, his acceptance of the title
is a means to reciprocate the gesture of his fans
and well-wishers who bestowed him with it and
should not be taken as a sign of competition with
other stars of his stature.
Priyamani, the heroine of the movie, who was
also present during the event, said that she had
met the actor during the filming of Paruthiveeran
and has been friends since then. Perhaps this
could evoke an on screen chemistry between the
two in Malaikottai.