At the audio launch of his son Dhruv Vikram’s debut movie ‘Adithya Varma’ in Chennai on Tuesday, Vikram made a surprise revelation. He said that Sivakarthikeyan had penned lyrics for a song and thanked him for the same.
Heaping laurels on the number, the ‘Chiyaan’ said it is a flawless one and has come out well. “Sivakarthikeyan agreed to write lyrics immediately when I approached him over a phone call,” said Vikram.
A remake of Telugu blockbuster ‘Arjun Reddy’, the film directed by Gireesaya also features Banita, Priya Anand and Anbu Dasan among others. In her address at the event, Priya Anand said, “When I worked with Sridevi ma’am in ‘English Vinglish’, I found her to be a wonderful mom. Similarly, while working in ‘Adithya Varma’, I found Vikram sir to be a wonderful and caring dad.”
Recently, during an interaction with the students of Dr GR Damodaran College of Science in Coimbatore, Dhruv recalled various things. He said, “When the teaser of Varma released, there was a lot of disapproval. When people pan your acting, you know what to work on and be a better actor. But, when it is about your appearance and looks, it can be quite demeaning and hard on you.
I had grown a beard for the first time ever in my life, for Varma. People said that it looked bad. But, I realised that criticism shouldn’t put you down. After all, everyone is entitled to their opinion.”
He added: “The makers asked me to smoke and have booze. I don’t do both and it was difficult. My character is that of an impulsive and temperamental guy. It is very easy for a person of his mindset to get involved in other’s lives. So, to get into the skin of the character, I would lock myself up in a room, listen to music and fidget with my phone. The interaction at home became less. I found myself getting angry fast and shouting at others.”
He said: “Right from my childhood, I have been seeing my father on screen. When fans whistled and cheered for him in theatres, I used to think that the adulation was for me. I have watched many of his films and experienced fanfare.
When I shot for Adithya Varma, dad was with me throughout the shoot every day. I did whatever he asked me to do. I had gone abroad to learn acting and after working in Varma that was scrapped later, I had a bit of acting experience, too. But I think you will see my dad on screen, not me.”