Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya is set to make his Bollywood debut in Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha. While the actor previously shared a photo with Aamir and his ex-wife Kiran Rao from their shoot in Ladakh, Chaitanya has now revealed how he got the part.
Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi adaptation of Hollywood film Forrest Gump. The movie released back in 1994, which starred Tom Hanks in the lead.
Speaking with Deccan Chronicle, the actor revealed that he received a call from Aamir Khan himself. “I got a call from Aamir Khan. After discussing the initial modalities of the script, I went to Mumbai for final discussions and was quickly on board. It was like magic! Aamir said he’d watched some of my performances and trailers of my film and was very impressed and that he felt I’d be apt for the role”.
Chaitanya stated that while he was impressed by Aamir's excitement and energy levels on set, he also stated that Aamir was aware of the developments in the Telugu film industry. “He’s a music lover and wanted me to play my ANR and NTR’s old classics, apart from current film songs,” he revealed.