Naga Chaitanya’s maiden Hindi film, Laal Singh Chaddha, hits the theaters Thursday (August 11).
He played a minor but important role in this Aamir Khan starrer. But to his bad luck, the film is facing boycott slogans from BJP and RSS-linked groups.
The Hindutva groups successfully created a negative impression of the film on social media. Due to this, the biggie is suffering from advance ticket sales.
“The advance bookings are way below expectations,” Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote.
The film needs to bank on word-of-mouth and reviews to gain momentum at the ticket windows.
Naga Chaitanya agreed to be part of this film as it would help him gain pan-Indian recognition.
He wanted to have a safe launch in Bollywood in a big film. Aamir Khan’s film is an ideal launch. But now, the controversies affected the openings.
Will he score a hit with his first film?