On this day, 17 years ago India's one of the finest actors, Dhanush stepped into the industry as a debutant, with his debutant brother Selvaraghavan directing the film. The movie was written by Selvaraghavan himself and was co directed by their father, Kasthuri Raja.

The Maari actor, only a few hours ago posted a thank you note on his Twitter handle. It said:

"My dearest friends,

Thulluvatho Ilamai released on May 10th, 2002, the day that would change my life forever. Has it really been 17 years?

It feels like yesterday that you opened  your hearts to the clueless young boy who didn't even know if had it in him to become an actor, let alone a star. Looking back at this roller coaster of a career, I'm filled with the deepest sense of gratitude for your faith in me. Through good times and bad, hits and flops, success and failures, you have stood by me.

THANK YOU. Thank you so much. I am not a perfect person, but your unconditional faith drives me to push myself harder and be the best possible version of myself.

Seeing the poster designs and videos wishing me on my 17 years has filled me with lot of encouragement and positivity. Let's always spread love, only love and create a world where more of us dare to dream.

Thank you, My pillars of strength."

Dhanush has signed up for a number of films with directors like Karthik Subburaj with Y not studios, Maari Selvaraj of Pariyerum Perumal, Kodi director Durai Senthilkumar, Ratchasan fame Ramkumar and the crew had filmed half of the movie. His venture with director Vetrimaran, Asuran's last schedule began from April 29.