Remembering his father Sreenivasan who joined politics attracted by Gandhi, the actor-politician said that his father wanted him to be a political leader and started training him on oratorical skills from the age of five. “My brothers were quite apprehensive about it and it becomes even more when I ended by school education. Particularly, my brother Chandrahasan was the one who stood between me and politics. Even during his last days, he remained me about politics. His wish was I should become an IAS officer and then join politics. Though I could not fulfil his dream of becoming an IAS officer, I have many former IAS at my party. My party is proud about it,” he said.