The past few days have been a rollercoaster ride of sorts for actor Suriya, who had made a big recovery after testing positive for COVID-19, while also finding a place in the eligibility list for Best Actor nominations at the Academy Awards 2021 for his power-packed performance in Soorarai Pottru. As the voting for nominations are currently underway from March 5-10, Soorarai Pottru, which is one among the two Indian ventures to secure a place in the list of 366 films competing in the Best Picture category, the final list will be announced on March 15. 

As fans await the results of Soorarai Pottru's fate to qualify for the final Oscars 2021 nominations list, Suriya's fans had a big reason to cheer on Monday when the actor made his first public appearance after his recovery from COVID-19. Pictures and videos of the actor along with his wife Jyothika are now doing the rounds on social media, where it is shown that the star couple along with a few family members recently participated in the inauguration of a new school at Palavakkam, Chennai. In the video, we see Suriya interacting with a few members of the school staff and faculty, while also enjoying the view of the fish inside a big aquarium along with the children. The video has been receiving a huge response on social media as fans continue to wish the actor for a big success for Soorarai Pottru to find a place in the final Oscars 2021 nominations list in the next few days, including his recovery from the novel coronavirus. 

On the work front, Suriya wrapped up shooting for Mani Ratnam's anthology film titled Navarasa directed by Gautham Menon, which will stream on Netflix, with its premiere date expected to be announced in the days ahead. The actor will also be kicking off production on Sun Pictures' multi-starrer Suriya 40, which has him paired opposite current South Indian sensation Priyanka Arul Mohan, and will be directed by Pandiraj, who has to his credit blockbusters like Kadaikutty Singam and Namma Veettu Pillai. Suriya also has in his lineup the highly-anticipated Vaadi Vaasal under National Award-winning director Vetri Maaran, which is being bankrolled by blockbuster producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu and will feature music by G. V. Prakash Kumar. Likewise, there have also been speculations and reports for sometime stating that Suriya will be reuniting with Jyothika once again after a 15-year gap for a full-length feature film since 2006’s Sillunu Oru Kadhal and this time under Sillu Karupatti and Aelay fame.

Watch Suriya and Jyothika at the school inauguration function in the video below: