On Sunday, actor Vijay Deverakonda was the chief guest at the pre-release function of Dorasani, which marks the debut of his brother Anand Deverakonda along with Rajasekhar’s daughter, Shivatmika.
Turning emotional as he recalled their childhood days, Vijay said, “When I was studying in Class V, my brother joined first class and because it was new to him, he would cry a lot. The teacher asked him to sit with me for a few days in my class. Soon, my friends became his friends and from then onwards, he has always looked up to me.” The actor however added that he was not keen for his brother to join the industry.
“Anand was working in the US and sending money to our family to help us out. It’s because of his help that I could be where I am today,” revealed an emotional Vijay, who admitted that he wanted his brother to learn the ropes on his own.
“I wanted to share his film’s promotional videos, but I didn’t. I wanted him to be trolled and abused so that he would learn how to handle all these things on his own. He’s done a great job and is also promoting the film well,” said Vijay in praise of his brother Anand, adding that Shivatmika Rajasekhar did a fantastic job too.”...