'I want to start a production house'

'I want to start a production house'

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'I want to start a production house'

Cool: Venkatesh DH photo by M S Manjunath

About cricket, Venkatesh says that it is not a new game for the Telugu industry. “Tollywood has been playing cricket on various occasions. Whenever a natural calamity happened in the State or in the country, we had organised cricket matches as a fund-raising activity. The whole industry had responded to the victims and the needy people,” he explains.

Venkatesh feels that the introduction of CCL has brought the film industries together. “The league helped us bond with each other. It was  fun for us and provided a refreshing change in our lives. We also got a chance to interact with stars from the other industries,” he says.

Ask him about his filmi journey so far and the actor says he is happy. After giving various box office hits like Kaliyuga Pandavulu, Swarnakamalam, Chanti, Namo Venkatesa and the most recent one, Nagavalli, the actor is content with his career. “I am satisfied that I was able to succeed in my chosen field. I tried different roles in each movie. I look forward to portraying a variety of roles,” he says.

He said that he is still enjoying the success of Nagavalli which was released last year. “As of now, I haven’t thought of any thing other than acting. I have a dream to start a production house after a couple of years,” he reveals.

Venkatesh is now busy with an untitled movie, starring Thrisha Krishnan. After two successful films, Aadavari Maatalaku Ardhaale Verule and Namo Venkatesa, the hit pair is coming together for the third time. The film is produced by Bellamkonda Suresh and directed by Gopichand Malineni. The Telugu flick is the remake of the Malayalam movie, ‘Bodyguard’, which has done well at the box office.The veteran actor is all praises for Bangalore. “It is a beautiful city. I have fond memories associated with the City. I have many friends here.

Whenever I come down to the City, I make sure that I spend some time with them,” he signs off.