Nagarjuna’s star-son Naga Chaitanya who has already made a name for himself as a leading man in Telugu Cinema is all set for a Bollywood debut.
Informed sources say Naga has signed up for a pivotal role in the Aamir Khan project Laal Singh Chaddha, a remake of the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump. Cynics may argue that with Aamir playing the title role what possibly could Naga play in Laal Singh Chaddha?
Banish the skepticism. Apparently Naga has a well-etched key character to play.
“Otherwise why would Naga agree to make time for a Hindi film when he is so busy down South? In fact he has been shooting for a film even now during lockdown. Like his father Nagarjuna , and his wife Samantha Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya has no craving for Bollywood.The only reason Naga agreed to do a Hindi film at this point of his career was that he liked the role,” the source revealed.
When I got in touch with the Naga Chaitanya he didn’t deny the development but chose not comment on it.
Says Naga , “It’s better any kind of news regarding the project comes from the production house directly.”
Naga Chaitanya is shooting for the rom-com Thank You with Raashi Khanna in Italy .
According to a portal the shooting of Thank You came to a grinding halt after the Italian government stopped Indians from flying into Italy.
I connected with Naga Chaitanya to find out the veracity of the claim. The affable mild-mannered actor-son of legend Nagarjuna, completely denied the report.
“Our shooting of Thank You has not been cancelled. It is going on as per schedule here in Italy. We are taking all precautions and following the Covid guidelines strictly,” Naga Chaitanya texted back.
The crew of Vikram Kumar-directed Thank You is among the last to be able to shooting during this second surge of Covid the world over.
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