Nineteen-year-old Dhruv Vikram celebrated his birthday on Sunday in style as the teaser of his debut Tamil film Varma was launched at a popular star hotel here in Chennai.

“I don’t know what my producer Mukesh saw in the fun Dubsmash videos which I posted long back; he was impressed and approached my dad whether I would be interested to play the lead in the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy,” said Dhruv at the teaser launch.

“I know Bala uncle from my childhood days but still, I don’t know how he would behave on the sets. The first few days were actually difficult for me but later on, things were quite easy because both Bala uncle and I were in sync, thanks to our off-screen rapport,” explained the young actor.

“I was actually in the US when the offer of Varma came to me. If not for Bala uncle, I wouldn’t have done this film,” said Dhruv who went to the US for a professional filmmaking course. “Finally, I should also thank all the fans of my dad who have posted birthday wishes posters in the city. Bala uncle gave life to my dad in Sethu and now, he is giving me a new lease of life with Varma,” added the actor.

The release date of Varma will be officially announced by producer Mukesh in October.