Cold war spills out in the open

DC CORREPONDENT
Published Feb 28, 2014, 4:40 am IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 10:10 am IST
Pawan Kalyan ignores his elder brother at the launch of Nagababu’s son Varun Tej’s film
Pawan Kalyan was the first to arrive, but left without greeting his brother Chiranjeevi
 Pawan Kalyan was the first to arrive, but left without greeting his brother Chiranjeevi

It has long been suspected that all is not well between brothers Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan and the launch of Nagababu’s son Varun Tej’s film at Ramanaidu Studio on Thursday morning fed fuel to the rumour. Since it was their nephew’s film, both Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan attended the function.
Pawan reached the venue first. By the time he wished his brother Nagababu and his nephew, Chiranjeevi also arrived. And while one would have expected some brotherly bonhomie, at least for the sake of the cameras present, Pawan didn’t even acknowledge Chiranjeevi.
He, in fact, left soon after his older brother arrived much before the function was over. Chiranjeevi stayed back as he was the special guest and while addressing his fans, he even enquired about Pawan, but by then the younger brother had left.
Chiru’s 150th
Sibling rivalry aside, the fans were excited when they saw Chiranjeevi and shouted slogans of “CM Chiranjeevi”. The actor politician responded, “Nothing is in our hands, it’s all God’s grace.” When his fans asked about his 150th film, he said, “If everything goes well maybe the film will come soon. I will think about it.”
Advising the young actors from his family to work hard, he said, “Taking my life as inspiration, all of you should work hard and with dedication. Ultimately people should accept you as an actor.” Other than the Chiru-Pawan episode, the event was a perfect family get-together. Present were Allu Aravind and his two sons, Arjun and Sirish, and Chiranjeevi’s sister’s son — Sai Dharma Tej — and his mother Anjana Devi among others.

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