Naga Chaitanya Sold Cassettes And CDs During Childhood For Pocket Money

by Suchismita Pal
by Suchismita Pal 165

One of the finest actors in the Telegu industry, Naga Chaitanya recently made his Bollywood debut with the role of Balaraju in Laal Singh Chaddha. In an episode of Sunday Brunch, the actor had a candid conversation with team Curly Tales where he revealed that he used to sell cassettes and CDs in his childhood days to earn pocket money. During the interview, he relished filter coffee with our CTO Kamiya Jani at one of the oldest South Indian restaurants in Mumbai, Anand Bhavan, and revealed many interesting deets about himself.


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Naga Chaitanya Used To Sell Cassettes For ₹50

We all had our unique ways of making pocket money, be it walking back home instead of taking an auto or doing part-time jobs. Naga had a smart way of arranging the money. Speaking about his childhood days, Naga said, “When I was in school, back then we used to get tape recorders where you put a blank tape and you can put a CD on top and can copy songs. Mom and dad had a fantastic collection of music. So, I would say give me your favourite playlist. And I would go home and find those songs from their collection and sort of record them onto a cassette. I was charging my friends for that. If I did it now, I would probably get sued by all kinds of copyright acts. But back then, I got away with it. I think I had sold a cassette for 50 bucks and a CD for ₹80. It was a good pocket money for a year.”


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The Actor Spoke About Road Trips, Solo Travel And More

In the interview, Naga also revealed that he misses the simple things in life like going to a supermarket and buying staff, shopping or eating some chaat on the road. Speaking about his travels, Naga said that he had been on road trips from Hyderabad to Goa and Nagpur’s Tadoba Tiger Reserve. He also revealed a hidden tourist destination, Tipeshwar, around 4-5 hours from Hyderabad. He said that he undertook his first proper solo trip in America and added that it was a very new approach for him. Naga also said that Goa is his favourite place for retirement. Watch the full interview below:

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