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Veera Simha Reddy: Naveen Chandra's fanboy moment with Duniya Vijay on sets

Kannada star Duniya Vijay made his Telugu debut with the Balakrishna starrer that also featured Naveen Chandra in a crucial role

Veera Simha Reddy: Naveen Chandra's fanboy moment with Duniya Vijay on sets
Naveen Chandra and Duniya Vijay
  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 01.17 PM, Jan 14, 2023


Naveen Chandra, whose career took off with Hanu Raghavapudi’s Andala Rakshasi, has gone through several lows and highs to cement his position in the industry as a dependable performer today. After a lull phase, films like Nenu Local, Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava helped him bounce back with a bang. His latest release was Balakrishna’s action bonanza Veera Simha Reddy.

Veera Simha Reddy, directed by Gopichand Malineni, marked Kannada star Duniya Vijay’s Telugu debut as an antagonist. For Naveen Chandra, who grew up in Bellari, the border region between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the film was a perfect festive gift, for it helped him act alongside two of his on-screen idols - Balakrishna and Duniya Vijay. He shared his excitement in a tweet today.

“Thank you anna. It was a great moments while shooting with you on sets of #veerashimhareddy .Fan of your work #Duniya film .I watched at ballari Uma theater 3 times .A fan boy moment. You are such a humble nd kind from heart My mother was so happy to meet you @OfficialViji,” Naveen Chandra wrote, sharing images of him and his mother with Duniya Vijay.

Interestingly, in the film, Duniya Vijay and Naveen Chandra play characters who can’t stand each other. Both actors have drawn praise from audiences for their credible performances. In a series of tweets, he also expressed his happiness to associate with co-stars Easwari Rao and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. A week earlier, he’d thanked Gopichand Malineni for the opportunity to share screenspace with Balakrishna too.

Shruti Haasan played the female lead in the film that also starred Honey Rose, Chandrika Ravi, Murali Sharma, Ajay Ghosh, and Malayalam actor Lal in crucial roles.

In 2022, Naveen Chandra had multiple releases including OTT releases Ammu, Repeat, Parampara Season 2 besides theatrical films like Ghani, Virata Parvam, Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga, to name a few. He also plays the lead role in Month of Madhu, a relationship drama alongside Swathi Reddy, directed by Srikanth Nagothi (who earlier associated with Naveen for aha’s Bhanumathi & Ramakrishna).