Naga Chaitanya Opens Up About Rejecting Bollywood Films Because Of His South Indian Hindi: “I Have Been Sort Of Insecure About That”

Naga Chaitanya opens up on rejecting Bollywood films because of his South Indian Hindi (Picture Credits: Poster)

With a paradigm shift in the entertainment industry, Hindi and South films are now going global and releasing in multiple languages. From Prabhas, Ram Charan to Yash, actors from down south are now challenging the norms in the Hindi film industry and rewriting history with the success of their pan-India films. In a recent interview, actor Naga Chaitanya opened up on rejecting Bollywood films as he is insecure about his ‘South Indian Hindi’. Scroll down to read the scoop.

Chaitanya is a big name in the South Indian film industry. He comes from a noble family and is the son of Nagarjuna who is a big star in the country. Now the reason Naga doesn’t do Bollywood films is because he has always been insecure about his Hindi, but is finally making his big Hindi film debut with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha.

In a conversation with Hindustan Times, Naga Chaitanya revealed why he rejected Bollywood films and said, “I grew up in Chennai and shifted to Hyderabad. So, my Hindi hasn’t been the best. Feeling insecure for a very long time. That’s why I sometimes shy away from Hindi films whenever I get offers. In fact, when I told people that my Hindi is very ‘South Indian’, People have thought twice about being honest.”

When asked what prompted him Aamir KhanLaal Singh Chaddha, Naga Chaitanya said, “When I got the offer for Lal Singh Chaddha, I gave him the same ‘disclaimer’. Aamir sir was completely comfortable with it as I was being cast as a South Indian boy. which goes to the north and from there our journey begins. They wanted me to be South Indian by the way I speak. I speak Hindi in the film but if I slip into a Telugu word or adopt a Telugu accent , so they were all right with it. In fact, we have included a few words here and there to bring out the Telugu flavour.”

LSC It is the Hindi remake of an iconic Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump’ which starred Tom Hanks. The film released on August 11, 2022 and is one of the anticipated films of the year.

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