Nagarjuna Expresses his Views on Brahmastra Success And Laal Singh Chaddha’s Failure: “It’s A Bittersweet Moment”
In a family of four actors, there are a lot of “bitter moments” every year, says veteran star Nagarjuna, who is enjoying the success of Brahmastra: Part One Shiva that comes a month after his son Naga Chaitanya’s Hindi debut in Laal Singh Chaddha. As a father figure Nagarjuna said that he wants Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan in the title role, to do even better.
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The Telugu superstar told PTI, “It is a bittersweet moment. I wish it had worked good. But it happens, it is an experience.”
Laal Singh Chaddha, the official Indian adaptation of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump, was released on 11 August. The movie performed poorly at the ticket window.
Brahmastra Which is Blockbuster Movie starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, got off to a great start, raising over ₹ 225 crore in worldwide gross box office numbers in the opening weekend. The Movie Directed by Ayan Mukerji was Arrived in Cinemas on September 9.
On the day Brahmastra made its debut, Nagarjuna said his actor-wife Amala also returned to the movies with her Telugu feature Oke Oka Jeevitham.
“She did a film after a long time. It was about time travel and it did extremely well. there was rejoicing at home. In my family, there are four actors and every year we have bittersweet moments” the 63-year-old actor added
Both the father and son duo made extended cameo appearances in Brahmastra and Laal Singh Chaddha, respectively. In Brahmastra, Nagarjuna portrayed the role of an artist named Anish Shetty, who wields the ‘Nandi Astra’. Chaitanya played Balaraju ‘Bala’ Bodie, the best friend of Laal (Khan) in Laal Singh Chaddha.
The superstar, who has been in the industry for 35 years, said he had cautioned Chaitanya that while a movie like Laal Singh Chaddha will not get him the recognition as a star, the audience will appreciate him as a performer.
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“When Chai told me he was doing this Forrest Gump remake, I told him don’t expect to be recognised as a star. This will show you as an actor. And Chai said, ‘I want to be known as an actor also,” Nagarjuna recalled.
As a family, the actor said they believe in celebrating cinema, irrespective of the fate of the movie. “We all cheer for each other and We all have a get together on the day of the release. Whatever happens we have dinner. There is a bittersweet moment every year.
Now, it is coming every six months,” he added. The first installment of the Brahmastra trilogy also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy.
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The actor made his debut in the 1986 film Vikram. He, however, rose to fame with the 1987 film Majnu where he essayed the role of a racy youngster Rajesh. he is one of the most talented and Famous Actor in the Industry. Nagarjuna is the only actor in Tollywood who is earning more than films through several businesses. He is one of the leading businessmen in twin Telugu states.