The star who is often lauded for his simplicity went around the city without making much of a fuss about it.
Fans have been trending hashtag #Valimai since the announcement.
The pictures from the event are now taking the Internet by storm.
While Vijay's presence won hearts, many pointed the absence of other stars especially of Thala Ajith.
In the photos, they both can be seen wearing masks.
While Ajith is from a Hindu Brahmin family, Shalini had a Protestant Christian background.
Actor Ajith Kumar is the latest celeb to join the league.
The news has irked Ajith and his legal counsels, who have issued a statement on his behalf.
The Annaatthe script was first offered to Ajith even as he was considering signing Viswasam.
Born to Babu and Alice, Shalini made her acting debut at the age of three.