Vikas Verma celebrates birthday at orphanage

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Actor Vikas Verma, who tuned a year older on Sunday (24th September), says that the last year has taught him so much. “There is always something that you learn from past. Last year taught me how to be kind and happy by being with the best people and spreading happiness,” saysVikas, who was last seen as Charles in Sridevi starrer Mom and would be seen in JUdwaa 2..

In fact, Mom was his biggest achievement. “I worked with the legendary Sri mam. And I got lucky to feature in an ad with Badshaah khan,” he says.

The next year looks amazing too, as the actor will be seen alongside actor Varun Dhawan in Judwaa 2. “I am eager more excited. It’s my first with Varun and he is amazing. I always wanted to work under David (Dhawan) sir’s direction, so I feel lucky and blessed. And working in the sequel of a Salman Khan film seems unreal. Producer Sajid Nadiawala is the best I worked with till now and I can’t thank casting director Mukesh Chabbra enough for this,” he says.

Ask him what his top three goals for the next year are, and he says, “I want to work hard, dream big and stay healthy.”

Vikas says that he that, for him, birthday means spending time with loved ones. “From childhood I wasn’t used to cutting a cake and celebrating my birthday. It was always with my family and loved ones with some traditional food. In fact, my brother and sister are the first ones to wish me every year,” he says.

However, he has graduated to cakes now. “Chocolate is my favourite flavour. I love Dark Forest,” he says.

While some they lie about their age to appear younger, Vikas did it to appear older. “I lied but in the other way. I had to tell others that I am 26 when I was 20 because that would fit the role better. Jokes apart, there wasn’t much to lie about,” he says.

Ask him which his most memorable birthday was, and he says, “There are so many. But this birthday has been so loving and beautiful. I was at an orphanage in mud {premsadan). We had food together. We laughed, danced and sang many songs. It was truly beautiful.”

In fact, the day was organised by his friends. “My friends, Noor Khan and Udit Chordia organised the whole day, from an amazing bringing-in night to a beautiful day with amazing children. They made my day,” he says.