I want to direct my dad: Dhruv Vikram

“I grew up watching my father (Vikram) perform varied roles. I want to direct a movie starring him in the lead role in future,” says actor Dhruv Vikram.

Adithya Varma starring Dhruv, is directed by Arjun Reddy‘’s writer-director Sandeep Vanga’’s assistant, Gireesaaya. Banitha Sandhu of October fame and Priya Anand are playing key roles. Music for the film is composed by Radhan. Produced by E4 Entertainment, the movie will hit screens 8 November.

Excerpts from his interview

Q: Tell us about Adithya Varma?
A: Everybody knows it is a remake of blockbuster Telugu hit Arjun Reddy. We are doing the Tamil version with utmost care. There is a lot of things in Adithya Varma even more than the original. The character was really a huge challenge for me. I thank my father for giving me this opportunity.

Q: Your father struggled hard to become a star. But you hogged headlines with just one film. How do you feel?
A: Everyone knows the struggle my father faced to establish himself in the industry. I watched him from very close quarters then. To be accepted as good actor by audience is never easy. I know my responsibilities. I am determined to work hard for it. My father is my guide. He knows what I should do and what I should avoid. My mother pampers me a lot and takes care of me well.

Q: People will compare you with your father. Do you think it would add more pressure on you?
A: Obviously they will compare me with my dad. But I will prove my acting skills with my own identity. Adithya Varma will help me achieve it.

Q: What is your greatest dream?
A: My dad has done varied roles. He inspired us a lot. His talent speaks for himself. In future, I want to direct a movie starring him in the lead role.

Q: Heard Vijay appreciated you a lot after watching Adithya Varma trailer…
A: Vijay is one of my favourite actors. He was impressed watching the trailer of the movie. I was happy and his words motivates a lot to give my best.

M BHARAT KUMAR