Thalapathy Vijay is more than just an actor for his hundreds of thousands of fans and has an important place in their lives. Everybody was waiting with bated breath for Thalapathy's next movie Master to hit the screens on April 9th but the outbreak of the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic meant that all these plans were laid to waste and the movie is yet to release. His fans got excited when he took up Mahesh Babu’s challenge and posted a few photos of himself. Last week, Mahesh Babu had released a video of him planting tree saplings on his birthday. He had started off a green challenge by asking actor Thalapathy Vijay, Jr NTR and Shruti Haasan to take up the challenge. Vijay who has so far not encouraged such challenges obliged to Mahesh Babu’s request and had planted a few tree saplings at his house. He had released a few photos of him planting them in the lawn of his house. Even Shruti Haasan took up the challenge and had posted a few photos yesterday on the 12th of August. 
Both Mahesh Babu and Thalapathy Vijay have been receiving accolades from all quarters. Even politicians are praising the act done by these superstars to make the world a better and safer place. Joginapally Santosh Kumar, a political leader from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi has now praised Vijay’s gesture - “That’s what you famous people can do. Thank you @actorvijay garu for accepting the nomination from your counterpart @urstrulyMahesh. We could notice the tremendous response from your fanfare. Hope there is no looking back for #GIC, expected to reach every corner of the country.” Santhosh Kumar is presently a Member of the Parliament of India representing Telangana in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He won the election on 23 March 2018. He is the Managing Director of Telugu media house, Namasthe Telangana in Telangana, India.