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Vikram’s son Dhruva to make acting debut with Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy

The Tamil version of Arjun Reddy will mark the debut of Dhruva, son of actor Vikram, popularly known as Chiyaan.

regional movies Updated: Oct 02, 2017 14:03 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times
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Vikram had said in the past that his son is interested in a career in cinema but he wasn’t sure if he’d like to act or direct.

It was previously reported that Arjun Reddy, the recent Telugu blockbuster, is being remade in multiple languages. The Tamil version of the film will mark the debut of Dhruva, son of actor Vikram, popularly known as Chiyaan. On Sunday, the official announcement was made via Vikram’s Instagram. Vikram had said in the past that his son is interested in a career in cinema but he wasn’t sure if he’d like to act or direct. Last year, when Dhruva directed a short film on child abuse called Goodnight Charlie, people assumed that he’d explore a career in direction.

The film will be bankrolled by E4 Entertainment, known for producing well-known Malayalam films such as Ezra and Godha. Producer Mukesh Mehta posted on his Facebook page: “We are extremely happy to share that Dhruva Vikram will be essaying the lead in the Tamil version of Arjun Reddy. We are honoured by the opportunity and confidence shown in us by Vikram and we will work towards making it a memorable launch.” Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Arjun Reddy was a modern-day take on Devdas; a story of a brilliant, alcoholic medical surgeon with serious anger issues.

@dhruv.vikram .. ready to make the leap. #DhruvtobeArjunReddy #E4Entertainment

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The film received unanimous praise for its unadulterated, raw and unbelievably honest portrayal of love and suffering. It was a runaway success and had grossed over Rs 50 crore worldwide on a very small investment. The director and the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be locked for the Tamil version. However, there are rumours that Vignesh Shivan, who is currently wrapping up Suriya’s Thaana Serntha Kootam, might direct the film.

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First Published: Oct 02, 2017 14:03 IST