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Adnan Sajid Khan to make Hindi debut in Bolo Hau

The actor is known for his recurring role as Don Gullu Dada in Telugu cinema.

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Adnan Sajid Khan, known to Telugu audiences for more than a decade as the Don Gullu Dada, is making his Hindi film debut in Bolo Hau (2021), a love story set in Hyderabad. The actor will return in his popular onscreen avatar for the feature.

Speaking about his Hindi debut, Khan said, “Who does not want a Bollywood [commercial Hindi cinema] presence? As a performer, everybody aims to be in Mumbai but God has been kind to me and I have a loyal audience who loves me in the Deccan region. And I love them even more to really shift base and start out afresh.”

“This industry has given me a lot and I really enjoy what I do,” he added. “Earlier I got offers from Bollywood but I wasn’t sure how well my character would fit the storyline. Comedy is always situational. So the Bollywood debut had to be with the right film. Bolo Hau is based on Hyderabadi culture and Gullu is 100% Hyderabadi.”

Khan started out as a stage singer in the 1990s and transitioned into acting by 2007. Khan's role as the comical local don has boosted his popularity to such an extent that he has started a biryani chain under the character's name.