Megastar Chiranjeevi, who has gone busy with political activities, has decided to take some time out of his busy schedule to attend the formal launch of their nephew Varun Tej's yet-untitled Telugu debut film, which will be held in Hyderabad on Thursday (February). Interestingly, actor Pawan Kalyan, who was not seen with his brother Chiru in public, will be sharing the stage with the actor-turned-politician.
It was rumoured earlier that all was not well between Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, who had not been seen together in public after Chiru merged his Praja Rajyam party with Congress. Later, it was reported that the brothers were not in talking terms as the megastar was not happy with controversy over the Power Star's strained relationship with his second wife Renu Desai. On several occasions, it was rumoured that they would appear together, but they turned out to be mere speculations.
Srikanth Addala, who is directing debutant Varen Tej, has confirmed that Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan will come together at the opening ceremony of the film, which has left everyone in the industry with surprise. The director says, "Chiranjeevi sir and Pawan Kalyan have confirmed their participation. The event will be aired live on Maa TV. This is the first time a film's launch will be telecast live."
The muhurtham of Srikanth Addala's film will be telecast live on a private channel MAA. Varun Tej, who is the son of Chiranjeevi's and Pawan's brother Nagababu, was supposed to be launched last year. But the project got delayed for various reasons. The film will be produced by Tagore Madhu and Nallamalapu Bujji under the banner Leo Entertainments. The rest of the cast will be finalised soon. See rare pictures of Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan and Nagababu in the slideshow.
Nagababu-PK's Role In Chiru's Politics
Nagababu and Pawan Kalayan played active role in Chiranjeevi's political arangetram, but Chiru's decision to merge Praja Rajyam Party with the Congress did not go down too well with the brothers.
Pawan Kalyan's Campaigning For PRP
Pawan Kalyan, who had campaigned aggressively for Chiru's PRP, had spoken against Congress many times. So the merger left him red in the face. Then onwards he was not on talking terms with Chiru.
Allu Aravind's Influence On Chiranjeevi
Allu Aravind reportedly had a strong influence on Chiranjeevi, who did not make a single move without consulting him. It was also believed that it was Aravind who advised Chiru to merge with the Congress.
Chiranjeevi Skip Teen Maar Audio Launch
Chiranjeevi was conspicuously absent from the audio release function of Teen Maar and Pawan Kalyan, who used talk about the megastar in every public event, barely mentioned his brother.
Aravind At Teen Maar Audio Launch
Along with Nagababu, Allu Aravind made a blink-and-miss appearance at the launch of Teen Maar and made. The discomfiture was clearly visible on the face of the producer, who hardly spoke on the occasion.
Business-Related Issues In Mega Family
The business-related issues also cropped up between the brothers. Nagababu, who produced the film Orange, distanced himself from his big brother after the movie became flop at the Box Office.
Relationship Between Nagababu and Pawan Kalyan
The growing differences between him and Chiranjeevi reportedly brought Nagababu closer to the younger brother Pawan Kalyan.
Allu Arjun Wedding Celebrations
Chiranjeevi and his family took an active part the week-long wedding celebrations of Allu Arjun, while Pawan Kalyan and Nagababu made a brief appearance on the wedding day.
Is All Well In Mega Family?
When quizzed about the rift in the family, Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan and Nagababu often slammed the reports on several occasion. They said that they were very much together.