Naga Chaitanya On Shying Away From Bollywood Debut For A Long Time; Reveals 'Been Sort Of Insecure'

Naga Chaitanya, who is popularly known for his stellar performances in Telugu movies, is all set to make his Bollywood debut with ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. While the stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in lead role, fans have been pretty excited about Naga Chaitanya’s addition. Meanwhile, in a recent conversation, the South sensation did reveal that he received a couple of Bollywood offers in the past, but Naga Chaitanya passed them as he was ‘insecure’ about his Hindi.

While the 35-year-old actor has been busy with the promotions of his Bollywood debut movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, Naga Chaitanya explained to Hindustan Times why he shied away from Bollywood for so long. “I grew up in Chennai and shifted to Hyderabad. So, my Hindi has not been the best. 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,” the ‘Love Story’ actor said.

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Talking about his role in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, Chaitanya did reveal that he did shared the same ‘disclaimer’ with the makers and they were fine with it as the role required a Telugu flavour to it. “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,” he continued.

An official remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 movie ‘Forrest Gump’, Advait Chandan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead. The movie will release in theatres on August 11, 2022, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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