National award-winning filmmaker Bala, fresh of the success of Naachiyaar starring Jyothika, has started the shoot of ‘Varma’, the Tamil remake of last year’s critically-acclaimed Telugu film Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey. The upcoming bold drama marks the debut of Chiyaan Vikram’s son Dhruv, who will reprise Vijay Devarakonda’s role from the original. The regular shoot has been started from 2nd March in Kathmandu, Nepal but the makers did not reveal that who will play the female lead in this bold drama. The actress’ name who is going to romance Dhruv is kept under wraps
Earlier, after releasing the first look poster of Varma, Vikram announced that he would announce the name of actress and he also released a video of her but said, “She is missing. If you are her or anyone who looks like her, send the pics to me.”
National award-winning director Raju Murugan has been brought on board to pen the dialogues. The film is being bankrolled by E4 Entertainment, producers of films such as Ezra and Godha whereas the music is scored by Radhan.
The film is all set to be remade in Hindi with Padmaavat star Shahid Kapoor.