Southern actor Naga Chaitanya will make his entry into Bollywood with Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan with Laal Singh Chaddha.
Recently, in a free-spirited conversation with UKTN, Naga Chaitanya talked about various topics, including the film’s major clash with Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan, averting a clash with Yash’ actioner KGF Chapter 2, and nepotism in the Telugu film industry.
During the conversation, when we asked Naga Chaitanya to share his thoughts on favoritism in the Telugu film industry and asked why fans in the South are looking forward to watching the next generation of movie stars versus Bollywood star kids being trolled for their arrival from a film family as we referred to Vijay Deverakonda’s recent take on nepotism, Naga told UKTN: “What’s wrong (coming from a film family). My grandfather was an actor, my father was inspired by him and became an actor. I saw these two great actors and I was inspired by them and wanted to take that further. I feel there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just a beautiful journey that we are trying to continue.”
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He added: “Like, even for a journalist, if their son/daughter came up to them and said ‘I want to be a journalist’ I’m sure their parents would be very proud and encourage them by saying : ‘get better at it… this is what we did right, this is what we did wrong.’ So much has been learned that they can be passed down from generation to generation. At the end of the day, we are all here to to contribute to society and to entertain people in some way or the other. That’s the ultimate goal. There’s no right or wrong to anything, it’s an opinion at the end of the day.”
For the inexperienced, in Koffee With Karan 7 Episode 4, when host Karan Johar Vijay Deverakonda asked about the close-knit Telugu film industry and asked the Liger star to share if he ever felt alienated as an outsider in the Telugu industry and its view of industry nepotism, Vijay said, “It’s definitely not easy to break in when you’re a grim outsider who has absolutely no access to the industry. It makes it that much harder to get alienated. I don’t know if I In short, my thoughts on this are that the worlds are not fair. We are not all born with the same financial status, we were not born with the same height, with the same appearance, or with the same physical abilities and I would never have blamed someone or hate someone for being born to a rich father may be where i struggled to pay rent to someone born in industry it’s not her fault o f a star child’s fault that they were born to an acting parent.’
Coming back to Naga Chaitanya, the actor also shared his take on whether or not he likes Aamir Khan, deeming Laal Singh Chaddha ‘saved’ by avoiding a clash with Yash starrer KGF Chapter 2. Naga told UKTN: “See saved as in…a movie like KGF Chapter 2 deserves the space and a movie like Laal Singh Chaddha deserves its own space. It definitely didn’t want both movies coming together on the same day because they are both beautiful movies …I’ve watched KGF and I’ve also watched Laal Singh Chaddha…both have a very different texture, a different emotional connection, both are far apart and both deserve their space. Today, both are brilliantly made films, so, I’m glad both films got their solo releases.”
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As for how much he thinks the clash between the box office and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan would affect Laal Singh Chaddha’s box office numbers, Naga told UKTN: “Well, frankly, I’m new to this industry. I’m sure all the big heads have already figured that out and they know it better than me Here’s just one actor playing this role that touched me a lot It’s a story of a character I want to tell the audience That’s just my I’m sure Aamir, sir, the producers, they know better about the release and the numbers.”
Laal Singh Chadha is an official Hindi remake of the Hollywood movie The Forest Gump starring Tom Hanks. Aamir’s Laal Singh Chaddha is all set to hit theaters on August 11, 2022. The film will face a major Bollywood clash at the box office with actor Akshay Kumar’s upcoming family entertainer, Raksha Bandhan.