Talking to IANS, Brahmanadam told, "He was 18 when he entered films. It was unfortunate that his debut film didn't do well. I could've pushed him forward but I wanted him to learn from his own mistakes. I wanted him to learn the hard way. I'm always there for him but as a moral support."
The comedian added, "I'm happy that his second film is coming out. I wouldn't be promoting it if I didn't like it. I want to see him take up a variety of roles and prove himself as an actor than a hero."
Gautham's second Telugu release Basanti is releasing in theatres across the globe on Friday (February 28). Brahmanadam said, "His career is in his own hands. I can only guide him because when I made my debut many years ago, I didn't have anyone to guide me. I don't want him to rely on me."
Directed by Chaitanya Dantuluri, the film Basanti features Alisha Baig alongside Raja Gautham. It has music by Mani Sharma.