Power Star Pawan Kalyan has slammed the reports that it was he who recommended his nephew Sai Dharam Tej to filmmaker YVS Chowdary for the movie Rey. The No 1 actor of Tollywood says that the budding star from the mega family approached him for the suggestions to start his acting career. Instead of referring him to a filmmaker, he sent him to an acting school for training.
Pawan Kalyan was the chief guest at the music launch of the much-delayed movie Rey, which was held on Friday night in Hyderabad. The moment Pawan Kalyan took to the mike, the mega family fans' cheers reached the sky. Addressing the function, the actor said, "When Tej approached me with idea of starting his acting career, I told him that I am neither an expert in acting to give you suggestions, nor an influential person to recommended you to somebody."
He added, "When a person wants to enter the film industry, he should have the passion inside him. What ever amount of support he will get from his family, he will not be a successful actor, unless he has the burning desire in himself. So I suggested him to have that passion for acting inside him first."
Meanwhile, Pawan Kalyan said, "I did not talk to Chowdary and I did not recommend Sai Dharam Tej to the director for Rey. What I did was I sent him to take training acting in Barry John acting school in Andheri West, Mumbai. I only instilled certain basic instincts in his mind."
Talking about the director, Pawan Kalyan said, "I like Chowdary because he is self-made man and he has achieve a lot without anybody's support or help. He has struggled a lot and he has grown very powerful. Along with him, Tej has also done lot of hard work and Rey is the outcome of their struggle." He added, "They have faced many hurdles, but they tried it hard, kept their efforts on and finally managed to overcome everything."
Speaking about the music of Rey, Pawan Kalyan said, "I have heard the songs of Rey, which have come out very well. Chakri has composed some nice beats and I like his music. Chandra Bose's lyrics are also good. I feel Chakri's music will be one of the main attractions in the technical front." He added, "Despite facing many problems, Chakri was stubborn on finishing his works for the movie."
Pawan Kalyan concluded his by saying, "Telugu film industry is not restricted to one family and the stars from one family can not improve it. It will grow up only when a common man come up in the industry. Like I welcomed Nitin or any other actor from outside my family, I welcome and encourage Tej too."