As Tamil superstar Vijay (fondly known as Thalapathy) turns 45, social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are exploding with birthday wishes from fans and celebrities.

To celebrate Vijay's birthday, the filmmakers of his upcoming movie Bigil unveiled two different posters of the film, which took the Internet by storm. 

Director Atlee took to Twitter and shared the first interesting yet intense look that has left fans curious to know more about Vijay's dual role. He tweeted, "Here comes my Bday gift to @actorvijay Anna. #Bigil Ennoda anna Ennoda thalapathy." 

According to reports, Bigil will see actor Vijay in dual roles as a father and a son. Going by the poster, we can say the son is a football player while father Vijay (donning a veshti (dhoti) and shirt) seems to be a gangster from North Madras.

The film also stars Nayanthara, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Vivek, Daniel Balaji and Anandraj among others. A R Rahman has composed the music of the film. 

Meanwhile, talking about his third outing in Tamil, Jackie Shroff in an interview to Pinkvilla said, "I feel Tamil industry likes me.. my Hero film ran for 75 weeks out there. I feel Tamil Nadu is favourable and I have been doing films in Tamil. I'm so happy that they have accepted and they love me out there."  

Reports suggest that Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing a cameo in the film. However, no official confirmation regarding the same has been made. 

Here are some of the tweets from celebrities: