'I have always believed in good scripts'

'I have always believed in good scripts'


'I have always believed in good scripts'

Venkatesh DH photo by Manjunath M S

With more than 25 years in the film industry and only hits to his credit, there is no doubt why his fans call him ‘Victory Venkatesh’.

In the City to support his home team Deccan Chargers, Venkatesh says he does miss the fact that the team cannot play in Hyderabad. “I believe the team is strongly motivated to win and has a good chance of making it into the finals. It would have been better if they had played in their home turf but it’s okay,” he says.

A true gentleman and a doting father, one just cannot miss Venkatesh’s down-to-earth demeanour. He may be treated like a god back home, but Venkatesh insists that he is not someone who is tangled in this ‘image’ business. “I am just an actor. There are so many different roles. I don’t go about choosing roles for the sake of an ‘image’, but whether or not the role is interesting,” he says.

May be that’s why he holds an appeal among both the classes as well as the masses. With absolutely no inhibitions of being part of multi-starrers or trying out various genres of roles, Venkatesh says that soon, he will be playing one of the most sought-after-roles.

After acquiring the rights of the Kannada film Aptharakshaka, producer Bellamkonda Suresh, who will be remaking the film in Telugu, has signed Venkatesh to play the role that was essayed by the late Vishnuvardhan. “I have watched Aptharakshaka and simply loved the film. And now that I have been given the chance to play the same role, I am truly honoured,” he says.

This will also be the first time Venkatesh will be playing a dual role which is both good and bad. “The role is like a huge canvas for which I really have to prepare. Plus there is a lot to live up to,” he says. “But one can expect a lot of special effects and style added to this remake.”

Venkatesh dismisses the superstitions about the famous Nagavalli ghost around the film with a laugh. “It’s just a movie. There is no such thing. I am a man who lives in the present and don’t really break my head over such things,” he adds.

The actor also has his eyes set on making a comeback in Bollywood but is looking for the right script. Ask him if there are any Bollywood directors he would want to work with and pat comes the reply, “I have always believed in good scripts. The rest will just fall into place.”