Actor Naga Chaitanya, who features in Aamir Khan-starrer 'Laal Singh Chaddha', said people "walked" out of his debut film 'Josh' which hit him "hard", adding that it "scarred" him.
"A lot of people go for the first day. I can't because I am a wreck. I have severe anxiety problems on the day the film is releasing," added Naga.
Josh also starred Karthika in her debut as well as JD Chakravarthy. The film was directed by Vasu Varma and Dil Raju.
The film was slated to release on September 3, 2009 but had to be delayed at the last minute due to the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
It eventually released on September 5. Many trade insiders said at the time that the delayed release hurt the film commercially.
In a recent interview with Mashable India, Chaitanya spoke about how he doesn’t go to the theatres showing his films on opening day to gauge the public mood.
“A lot of people go for the first day. I can’t because I am a wreck. I have severe anxiety problems on the day the film is releasing. It’s like what if they don’t respond, what if they don’t laugh, what if they get up and go away,” he said.
The actor recently made his Hindi film debut with Laal Singh Chaddha, which stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Mona Singh. The film was released on August 11.
Chaitanya will now make his OTT debut later this year with the Prime Video series Dootha, which also stars Prachi Desai.