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Naga Chaitanya turned down several Bollywood offers due to this reason

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Naga Chaitanya turned down several Bollywood offers due to this reason

Telugu superstar Naga Chaitanya will be seen making his Bollywood debut in Aamir Khan's upcoming film 'Laal Singh Chaddha'. He'll be seen playing Balaraju Bodi, Laal's close friend from the army who inspires him to open a business. However, this wasn't the first time that Chaitanya was offered a Hindi movie. In a recent media interaction, the actor revealed that he has turned down several Bollywood projects because he wasn't confident about his Hindi.

Chaitanya told Hindustan Times, “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.”

Talking about what tempted his to take up 'Laal Singh Chaddha', the actor said, "When I got the offer for Laal Singh Chaddha, I gave them the same ‘disclaimer’. Aamir sir was totally comfortable with that because I am being cast as a South Indian boy who goes up north and that’s where our journey begins. They wanted me to be South Indian in the way I speak. 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.”

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