Naga Chaitanya REVEALS the reason behind rejecting Bollywood films before Laal Singh Chaddha
South superstar Naga Chaitanya is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha. Chay is playing Aamir’s on-screen friend Balaraju in the film. In an interview, the Thank You actor has revealed that he was offered many Hindi films but he was rejecting them. Read on to know the reason behind it.
Chaitanya Akkineni told Hindustan Times that he grew up in Chennai and shifted to Hyderabad. So, his Hindi has not been the best. He added, “I have been sort of insecure about that for a very long time. That’s the reason why I have shied away sometimes from Hindi films when I have gotten an offer. In fact, when I told people that my Hindi is very ‘South Indian’, people have thought twice to be honest.”
Revealing why he said yes to Laal Singh Chaddha, Chay said, “When I got the offer for Laal Singh Chaddha, I gave them the same ‘disclaimer’. Aamir sir was totally comfortable with that because I am being cast as a South Indian boy who goes up north and that’s where our journey begins. They wanted me to be South Indian in the way I speak. I do speak Hindi in the film but if I slip in a Telugu word or adopt a Telugu accent, they were totally fine with that. In fact, we incorporated a few words here and there to bring in a Telugu flavour.”
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Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh. It is releasing in theatres on August 11.