The pre-release event of Allu Sirish’s upcoming film ABCD was held on Monday evening with Nani as the chief guest. During the interaction, Sirish narrated how his role in the film resembled his real life story quite closely.
“I remembered my father on multiple occasions while shooting for this film,” said Sirish, adding that the protagonist Aravind Prasad is a carefree guy who doesn’t know the value of money and has no goal or ambition in life. “Naga Babu garu plays my father and I can’t imagine any other person in that role,” added the actor.
Drawing parallels to his own life, he narrated, “My father has always been very strict but when I turned 21, I asked him for a sports car, especially since he had bought a car for Bunny (Allu Arjun) and Ram Charan at the same age. But he got so angry that he almost beat me up.”
The actor added, “Later, my mother and aunt (Charan’s mother) prevailed on him, so he gave me a budget to buy a car. However, I was young and brash, and turned down his offer.”
Allu Sirish went on to reveal that it was only three years later that he bought his own car with his earnings, and realised the value of money. Recalling his college days in Mumbai, the actor said, “I used to make a list of my expenses and travel by bus to my college so that I could save money for other things.”