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Here's why Naga Chaitanya turned down Bollywood offers before Laal Singh Chaddha

Naga Chaitanya is set to make his Bollywood debut in Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan. 

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 12.30 PM, Aug 02, 2022

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Here's why Naga Chaitanya turned down Bollywood offers before Laal Singh Chaddha

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, which is the Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump, is only a few days away from its much-awaited release. While the movie is Aamir's return to the big screen, it also marks the Bollywood debut of Telugu star Naga Chaitanya. The actor has now opened up about why he has previously rejected offers to be a part of the Hindi film industry. 

“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,” the actor said about letting go of chances in Hindi cinema, as reported by Pinkvilla. 

Chaitanya also added that he has in fact told people that his Hindi is very South Indian and people have thought twice about it and he even gave the makers of Laal Singh Chaddha the same “disclaimer”. He also revealed that despite this, Aamir was comfortable with this because he would be playing a South Indian boy moving to the North in the movie. 

In a recent behind the scene video shared by the makers, the director and other members of the crew can be heard talking about Chaitanya’s Hindi. They said that the actor was able to memorise all of his Hindi dialogues and that it was so flawless that they had to often ask him to dumb it down a bit. 

Directed by Advait Chandan, the movie also has Kareena Kapoor Khan in an important role. The movie is set to hit theatres on August 11, 2022. 

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