Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi did not rise to his current position out of the blue. He had struggled his way to the top by stating off with some uncredited roles and then slowly moving to the top with his choice of roles and performances. In a recent interview, Vijay Sethupathi praised young director for giving him hope in cinema. VSP and Karthik Subbaraj had worked in a few short films before the duo delivered the super hit horror drama Pizza, Iraivi and Petta. Calling Karthik Subbaraj as an important person in his life, people like CJ Bhaskar made him overcome the fear of the camera and directors Seenu Ramaswamy and Manikandan believed in the skills of the actor.